Recently Picked up a 12" PowerBook, what to use it for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CorporateFelon, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. CorporateFelon macrumors regular

    CorporateFelon

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    I was recently given a 12" Aluminum PowerBook G4. What should I use it for?
     
  2. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a serious question? Whatever it can handle...

    edit: I just got an idea. Send it to me!
     
  3. aaps59 macrumors regular

    aaps59

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    Save it, unless you use it as your main computer...
     
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

    iPhone1

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    Donate it to a local charity or give it to someone who needs a computer.
     
  5. DoghouseMike macrumors regular

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    Awesome, what speed? Put loads of RAM in it (if you can get the bits cheap and if it's not already maxed out), and make sure it's running at least tiger, Leopard works good too though, and is a bit more supported.
    Then, use it for whatever you want. Mine mainly gets used for streaming movies to the xbox, listening to music, and internet stuff now, but it has, at various times been used to edit video, record, mess with music, make DVD's, edit photos.
    Possibly more inspiration on lowendmac.com.
    Or, as mentioned, pass it on to someone who needs it.
     
  6. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    I use mine for rotations, just to have a cheap computer that I can type on and surf.

    Definitely max the ram out and I would install click to flash so flash is disabled on web sites.
     

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