Hey all. I've been away from the forums for awhile now. I've spent the last 2 years at sea and am coming back to an office job in December. I have a 1.6 GHz Power Mac G5 and a 13" Macbook Al. I prefer working a desktop machine at home and will be using the Macbook during frequent travel. I want something stable at home that I can use to store all of my photos and media I don't need with me on travel. My question: How long should I hold onto the G5? I am not a power user so the G5 suited my needs perfectly 2 years ago (before it went into long term storage). Do you think I can keep using it? It did run a bit slow with Aperture but seemed to handle everything else just fine. If I upgrade to a new or used Intel Mac Pro (or iMac) what should I do with the G5? How do I use it as a file server or for backups? It has a large HDD and plenty of RAM. I do not plan on selling it. I like to use my computers as long as possible and prefer to have something that exceeds my needs so I can use it longer. I have the money to upgrade but I would prefer to either save it or spend it on a vacation. Lets just hope the G5 still works after being in storage!