Hi there, I own and owned my fair share of mac's - currently I have an intel Mac Mini as a media center, my wife has a MBP, I have as a desktop a MacPRO Xeon and have a MacAir myself... My parents, as usual, keep bugging me to fix their computer - Windows. So I ran into a store that is selling Powermac G5's CHEAP, I mean dirty cheap. But its the 1,8 ghz, G5 version. I was planning to buy them a MacMini so I can VNC from home and fix any problem or explain any issue but this PM G5 got me wondering... Is it ok for normal usage ? this is what they use it for : Word Powerpoint Flash based games ( dont even ask why... my mom loves it ) Email Internet Browing Very light stuff that a G4 can do I know... the thing is : I had my old and trusty Powerbook G4 1.0ghz there and my Mom found it DEAD slow.... so she stopped using it. Its an online store so returning the Powermac is a nono... Is the speed of a PowerMac G5, but Macmini C2D standards, too slow ? I know they would be super fine and happy with a MacMini ( intel ) but can a Powermac suffice ? Is it much slower than a Mac Mini 1.8 ghz core duo intel for example ?