This might be a bit late for some, but here it is, the official thread of the Early 2019 PowerPC Challenge. This challenge has been thought of and organized by @Gamer9430 since the Winter 2017 on this forum. They have been great fun and very popular. Here are links to the previous editions: 2017 Inaugural Winter PowerPC Challenge 2017 Inaugural Summer PowerPC Challenge 2018 Second Winter PowerPC Challenge ------- The event ------- This one week long event is the occasion for us to enjoy and appreciate software and hardware from the past, dust off our dear old PowerPC machines and/or do weird experiments with them. For one week, except for payed job/work, the participants of this challenge will only be using PowerPC based machines for all their computer related tasks. Be it gaming, browsing the web, watching videos on their computers, all must be done on a PowerPC machine. Some gray areas exist about the usage of smartphones and tablets. Let's just say that in the spirit of the challenge, such device should not be used, or only for their primary functions (calls and messages). However, they can be a nice "workaround" of sorts for the least committed among us. The previous editions of this challenge focused on using a PowerPC machine, regardless of the OS. Some people on this forum are well used to dealing with such computers everyday. As a consequence, I propose an additional difficulty. Each person engaging in this edition will have to chose and announce in which category he or she will participate. Each category allows different types of systems and machines. ------- The categories ------- - Main set - Basic: Original hardware on 10.4 and 10.5 Advanced: Original hardware on 10.3>= and 9.x Power: Original hardware, Kodiak or 8.x>= Crazy: Original hardware Mac OS X Developer Beta (any) - Others - 68k: Any 68k mac, any Apple system Alternative: Original hardware on non Apple systems (MorphOS, Linux...) Hello from afar: VM anything ------- The dates ------- The dates for the challenge are from Sat. Feb. 2 at 12pm (your time) to Sat. Feb. 9 at 11:59 am (your time). ------- The participants (alphanumerical order) ------- 556fmjoe - Alternative - G4 running BSD amagichnich - basic - G4 running 10.4 and 10.5 Eightbitgamer757 (?) - basic/68k - G4 running ? (potentially alongside a 68k on 7.x) EnriqueG - Advanced - G4 running OS 9 eyougreen - basic - G3/G4/G5 running 10.4 and 10.5 fourbirds - basic - G4/G5 running 10.4 and 10.5 Haemoglobin - basic - G4 running 10.4 kasuja00 - basic - G4/G5 running 10.5 L Oquence - basic - G4 running 10.5 Lastic - basic/Alternative/HFA - G4 and G5 running 10.4 and 10.5 and (?) laylow - basic - G3/G4 running 10.4 mmphosis - basic - G3/G4 running 10.4 and 10.5 netsrot39 - basic - G4 running 10.4 and 10.5 n0sTRa - basic - G4/G5 running 10.4 and 10.5 reukiodo - basic - G4/G5 running 10.5 with incursion of older PowerPC and Macs SkyBell - basic - G4 running 10.4 Slix - basic - G3/G4 running 10.4, 10.5 and OS 9 timidpimpin - basic - G4 running 10.4 Sign up, precising your category of choice, and discuss by replying to this thread. I'll edit the first post to improve it, add relevant information, and display the list of people who have enlisted. Edit about the poll I know 68k is not a PowerPC architecture, but I can only add answers to the poll, not change the question nor alter already inputted possible answers (if anyone knows a trick ). I added 68k because some might want to use those machines in a challenge like this, which is, in the end, about older macs. It would be nice to have a 68k challenge, but I don't know how many people would/could join such an event. I'll keep this idea for later though!