Post Your PowerPc Macs :)

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  1. MAC MAN JW, Feb 1, 2012
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    MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    This is part of my iMac G3 Collection. More to come:) Post all of your PowerPc Macs:)


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    The Green iMac G3 (Turned sideways In pic) i found along the road the Plastic inside that holds the CRT is broken and the Hard Drive is messed up but it still powers up when i tryed it last in October. Almost all the iMac G3's in the pic have new Flyback Transformer's. The only 2 that do not is the indigo and the green one i found. But the indigo works just fine it looks like it had a easy life:)

    iMac G3 Indigo 500MHz,640MB Ram,20 GB HD,OS X 10.4.11

    iMac G3 Blue Dalmation 500MHz,640MB Ram,20 GB HD,OS X 10.3.9

    iMac G3 DV Blueberry 400MHz,256Mb Ram,10 GB HD,Mac OS 9.2.2

    iMac G3 DV Lime 400MHz,384Mb Ram,10GB HD,Mac OS 9.2.2

    iMac G3 DV Lime 400MHz,192Mb Ram,10GB HD,Mac OS 8.6 (Needs Clean install of OS and new HD)
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I don't think I could fit all of them in one picture..
     
  3. MAC MAN JW thread starter macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    I can't nether this is only some of them i have;) But who said it just has to be one picture:D:D
     
  4. eyoungren, Feb 1, 2012
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    Me:

    1 PowerMac 7200
    1 PowerMac 6500
    1 PowerBook G4/400 Titanium
    1 PowerBook G4 17" 1GHZ
    1 PowerBook G4 17" 1.67 GHZ DLSD

    At Work and not owned by me, but under my control:
    1 PowerMac G4/450
    1 PowerMac G4/400
    1 PowerMac G5 1.8GHZ (Single processor)

    Wife:
    1 PowerBook G4 12" 1GHZ

    Son:
    1 iBook G3 12"
     

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  5. MAC MAN JW thread starter macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    Cool Setup:) How Fast is the Single 1.8GHz G5? i was going to get that model to replace my Dual 1.8GHz G5 that was badly damaged in shipping:(
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Thanks! It took my boss four years to get us those desks. Before that it was real cramped.

    I don't have any hard numbers as far as speed, but my G5 handles the load pretty well. At any given time I have Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Entourage, Word, Excel, Acrobat 6 Pro and Acrobat 9 Pro, TenFourFox and an IM app running. It multitasks very well. I'm often doing several heavy lifting jobs at once. It's pretty quick, I only notice a slowdown when I add Illustrator to the mix of running apps. It's running Leopard, which has slowed it down somewhat compared to Tiger. But it's much more stable (The Finder was always quitting on me with Tiger). My boss maxed it with 4GB ram when he bought it. I've only had ONE issue since my boss bought it and that was a ram stick that went bad during warranty.

    My only real speed limitation is the bottleneck of our 10/100 switch. Our server is Gigabit Ethernet (and so is my G5), but I can never get that speed because of the switch.

    Oh. And it's been on 24/7 since February of 2005.
     
  7. geneking7320 macrumors newbie

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    May I please ask:
    What version of OS X are you running on this work machine?
    Also, what browser are you using?

    Thanks much.
     
  8. geneking7320 macrumors newbie

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    :eek: I apologize!
    If I took a good look at the post just above my first one I would have
    seen the answer to my question.

    Thanks much.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sure, no problem. Originally it came with Panther (10.3.5) and I used that until about the beginning of 2009 when I upgraded to Tiger. I upgraded to Leopard around the beginning of last year. Between the three versions of OS the most solidly stable for this Mac was 10.3 (but seriously boring). Tiger was just awful on this G5. I couldn't do more than one or two file copys at a time and be doing something else without causing the Finder to crash. Leopard is slightly slower than Panther, but it's stable and has better features.

    My department (Composing) has two Macs and 1 PC. The rest of the computers in the building are PC (except for Classified which is running Panther on a G4) including our server. So, we were running DAVE 5/6 for a while. Leopard allowed us to uninstall that. AppleDouble is also better handled by Leopard. The "." files used to be littered all over the server, but Leopard does a good job of cleaning them up now versus Panther and Tiger.
     
  10. Subish macrumors member

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    [​IMG]

    This is my current set up iMac 2011 21.5 base(16Gb of Ram) w/ 22' SyncMaster.

    My PowerMac G5 2.3DP (8Gb of Ram) Headless. The G5 right now has many hats. I'm currently using it for a media server(iTunes), Application Development Environment, DvD encoder, Ventrilo Server, WebServer, FTP, SSH, and maybe a SVN server if I can get it to work.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Very nice!
     
  12. Riky.loebis macrumors newbie

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    wow cool stuff,,,

    may i ask ,
    how perform a PowerMac G5 1.8GHZ (Single processor) if play HD video/movie or watch youtube on browser like safari/firefox?
     
  13. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    PowerBook G4 1.5GHz
    iMac G4 1.25GHz
    PowerMac G5 dual proc. 2.0GHz
    Original bondi blue iMac
     
  14. MAC MAN JW thread starter macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    Here are the rest of them:) I Have 4 More Macs that are not in the photos they are a Tangerine iMac G3 DV 400MHz,PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8GHz,PowerMac G4 Quicksilver 800MHz(This Will be my main mac when done),PowerBook G4 12in 1.5GHz.:)
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    All these Macs will have a spot in my Room when done they are on the floor only because i am redoing my Room right now:D My favorite Mac's are the 3 gray G4 Towers:)

    PowerMac G4 Digital Audio,533MHz,384 MB Ram,40 GB HD,OS X 10.4.11

    PowerMac G4 Gigabit Ethernet,Dual 500MHz,1 GB Ram,60 GB HD,ATI Radeon 7500,OS X 10.5.8

    PowerMac G4 QuickSilver,733MHz,684MB Ram,120 GB HD,OS X 10.5.8

    PowerMac G3 Blue and White,450MHz G3,1 GB Ram,40 GB HD,OS X 10.4.11 (My first Mac I ever Got in 2008 For $100)

    iMac G3 Bondi Blue,233MHz,192 MB Ram,4 GB HD,OS X 10.1 (Needs New FlyBack)

    iMac G4 15in USB 2.0,1GHz,1.25GB Ram,80 GB HD,OS X 10.5.8:D
     
  15. MAC MAN JW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice Setup as well:) i like the glass desk it fits the Apple theme:D
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Uhm, no offense, but I can't really answer that question for you. The G5 is a work Mac owned by my boss and it's located at work. I have a lot of leeway, but watching HD movies or YouTube on company time is not something that will end with a favorable outcome for me. :)

    On the other hand, my PowerBooks handle YouTube and DVD movies very well. I avoid using Safari however. I don't know why, but it's always been a very slow browser for me. As to HD movies, I'm not sure as I haven't really played around with that much.

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    Cool Macs!

    I have always wanted a QuickSillver. To me, they are the coolest looking of the entire G4 line. Just something about where Apple chose to mount that front speaker looks really cool to me. I would even pass on a better performing later model G4 if I could score a QS.
     
  17. Subish macrumors member

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    Thank you!

    Not finished with my office still few things I like to get but having not found them yet. :) Funny thing is what I think is the best part of the office (other then the computers) is the mouse pad. It use to be a IceMat (kinda still is) but I redid it to the current look.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Those were really popular with design schools because they were inexpensive. I can remember when they were new. The school I was at at the time transitioned from the Mac II line and Quadras to the iMac. In fact, one of my classmates had a project where the video for the iMacs (the one showing all the different colors of the iMac) was a prominent part.

    I did a lot of my design work at school on those.
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    My PowerPC 7200. I have this Mac at work functioning as an Applescript server.
     

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  20. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    -clamshell 300MHz,288 ram,40 gig hd,airport,os 9.2.2,osx panther
    -12" powerbook 1.5GHz,512 ram,80 gig hd,osx tiger,osx leopard

    use both on a daily basis...samsung monitor for when i get adapter to use with powerbook

    [​IMG]
     
  21. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Quicksilver with 2x1.8GHz (Sonnet)
    MacMini at 1.5GHz
    PowerBook 5.8 and 5.9 (1.67GHz)
    12" iBook, 1.33GHz (the last one)
    iMac G5 20" at 2.1 GHz (iSight-model)
    PowerMac G5 2x2.3GHz

    + 2 non Apple PPCs (1GHz G4 and 400MHz 5200B)
     
  22. Riky.loebis, Feb 3, 2012
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    thank's reply my question.



    this my Mac Collection :

    iBook G3 Clamshell Blueberry os 9.2.2, os x panther (with Pizza :p)
    iMac G4 Sunflower (Main Mac) osx tiger with Harman Kardon Speaker/Apple Pro speaker :cool:
    MacBook

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  23. INSURGENCYmusic macrumors member

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    My Matrix Room :cool: (G5 bottom left)

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    with black light

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  24. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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  25. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Those old G3's....What a design concept they where! I'm on the lookout for old macs at the moment. Nice pictures here, and good to know people are still using this older stuff too.
     

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