The rules say nothing with regards to how old a thread may be necro-ed, so, personally, I interpret this as it being fine as long as the new post is... relevant in some way or another. Necro-ing a 15-year-old thread just to say "Cool" is probably a different matter.
Fair enough. Yeah, I think that necro-ing a thread to say cool is dumb, lol. I guess that could be counted as "spam" and against the rules because of the lack of context behind the post, and the posting to the thread.
We don't and we do - it's all context.
Chances are that if you run into a thread that has at least 2-3 pages of comments you are not going to get your head handed to you because you necroed the thread.
It's kind of stacked against you though since you are relatively new to the forums. Most of us here 'know' which threads are 'active' and which aren't. It's the ones that aren't (which, we only know about) and that have posts that are off-topic to the original subject that we mainly object to being necroed. Which is why I say it's stacked against you.
So, it's just time. Being around here long enough to see which threads fade in and out.
Ah, yeah that makes sense too.
Yeah, I am relatively 'new' to the forums. I have only started really posting regularly over the past six months or so. I took a long break (two years, to be precise) from the forums before I got myself an iBook G4 to play around on.
I haven't got a good gauge of what isn't an active thread and what isn't yet. I will get it soon enough, I hope, in time.
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No. I've been out since 2020 when I finally got a Mac Pro as a daily driver. Prior to that though I was using a Quad G5 with 16GB ram and two large hard drives. It was getting harder and harder to do things.
Being fully on the Intel side of it now, I wouldn't go back. I stick around this particular subforum because I have friends here and I still like messing around with PowerPC from time to time. Just not as a daily driver.
Additionally, I have older SL systems that use the same apps I was using on the Quad G5. Most of those are either accessible to me via VNC, or I just pull them out. I don't need to scrounge an HD for my Quad, install an OS and Adobe CS4 to use CS4. It's running on one of my SL Mac Minis.
It's impressive that you managed to daily drive PPC for so long. It's annoying when things go obsolete, though and things get harder to do on old machines.
And friends are a good enough reason to stay here. From what I have experienced, everyone in the PPC subforum has been pleasant, helpful and friendly. It's a very nice place to be and everyone is more than happy to share their experiences.
And yeah, messing around on PPC is fun. I like to run Tiger/Leopard when I can and try out all the new programs that have been developed and test them out. It amazes me that people still program and keep PPC running for as long as they can, in a good way.
Yeah, as for Early Intel stuff, I am quite impressed at how well my 'new' MBP 2007, Macbook 2008, and MBP 2009 all still run today. All of them have a copy of SL on it, and the 2009 is Dual Booted with Yosemite. Thinking of dual booting the Macbook with Lion just so I can use Chromium Legacy for specific websites.
I'm using my SL MBP 07 right now, and it has the basic apps I need to use it still covered. I like the bigger screen, as with my 17 inch MBP 09, which is great for watching videos/movies on, and for using on my ACD. SL is still surprisingly useful today, which is nice.
Ahh.....progress. I haven't used a PPC as a daily driver since about 2016. Just impossible. I keep a couple around because I like to tinker and people like eyougren, Dronecatcher and Wicknix inspire me. But as an aside, and to vent.... I have a dual core Dell Chromebook, 4 GB RAM from 2018 which it is now impossible to use as a daily anything. ChromeOS worked fine but stopped support in April. ChromeFlex doesn't work at all. GalliumOS worked well, but has ceased development. Put Coreboot on it, have gone through about 12 Linux distros and nothing works completely. Sound cuts out in Linux Mint. Ubuntu mainstream is unusable. MATE is decent, but produces graphic glitches periodically. Puppy Linux works, but is weird and with EasyOS, Puppy is a dying distro and it shows. Trisquel Linux works best, but has gnarly screen tearing which I am normally able to fix with some config file editing, but apparently not on a FOSS distro....
My daily driver is a 50 dollar 2008 unibody Macbook with High Sierra, Dosdude1 patcher on it. Brave Browser works a treat. Librewolf also works well. Firefox ESR works decently. Everything just works if I avoid the native Apple apps. Progress.
Yeah, tinkering is great definitely. Yeah, they inspire me as well. It's great what they do/have done for the PPC community, along with various others. And a Chromebook, yeah. That's annoying that you don't get support anymore on that, and that various others don't work anymore. Especially since it's barely 4-5 years old.
That's sweet that you can get Sierra on that through a patcher. Does it overheat much or is it upgraded? My MBP 09 is dualbooted with SL and Yosemite, and it works fine for the most part but Yosemite lags a bit. And yes, Native Apple Apps are a pain, they always want you to be on the "latest version" of everything to use it fully. No thanks.
I'd argue that there is no "daily driver" because things we do are fragmented. Ideally, I disconnect for the day.
If I am making a short or long trip, I tend to bring a cell phone. Android has surpassed Windows in market share. I prefer the iPhone but if the battery goes dead I swap the sim card into the Android phone with the good battery but Android is terrible in my opinion.
So yes, I've been using Intel with much disdain. I don't like Intel, but I have a lot of hand-me-down Wintel laptops. Yesterday, amongst the hundreds of processes and threads, I saw fwupdate downloading and running some unknown update. An undocumented modified version of Minix is running regardless of what os you might want to run. I've managed to avoid Windows and run Linux exclusively on all the various Intel laptops.
To save power, my "daily" web servers and NFS file servers run on Raspberry pis but I do like (and miss) being able to click a checkbox to bring up or down various servers on the PowerPC Mac.
I used my PowerPC Mac all day yesterday. I simply prefer to use my older PowerPC Macs when I can. Those are my opinions on the matter.
That's a good point, actually. I use my iPhone when I go out mostly and am not at home because it's easy. I have a Win 11 gaming laptop, pretty much for that sole purpose. I use Mac for everything else. Yeah, nothing wrong with having a preference for PowerPC/Early Intel. Those machines still work well and get the job done.