Second Annual Winter PowerPC Challenge! January 1-8, 2018

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  1. Gamer9430, Oct 18, 2017
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    Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Following the success of the 2017 Winter and Summer challenges, we're pleased to announce the 2018 Winter PowerPC Challenge!

    Week of January 1-8, 2018

    The Challenge:
    Stick to using PowerPC-era personal computers for a week. Modern personal computers can be used if absolutely necessary (See "You Can Use" for more information on non-PPC computer usage) - documenting your use case can make for an interesting discussion!

    Aim to keep internet usage on your modern smartphone or tablet to a minimum. Instead, why not use an iPhone (2G, 3G, 3GS), iPod touch (1G, 2G, 3G), or original iPad?

    Document any interesting experiences you may have in your undertaking of this challenge by writing daily updates on this thread, or uploading videos shot on a PPC-compatible camera (of course! :))

    You Can Use:
    • Personal computers containing PowerPC CPUs (including Amigas and IBMs)
    • Peripherals compatible with Leopard or below
    • Video game consoles (vintage preferred)
    • PDAs (Palm Pilots work well)
    • Backup devices for emergencies
    • Devices required for you to use by your school, employer, family, and/or other essential reasons (perhaps document why a PPC would not be suitable to use in these cases ;) )
    Add more if you can think of any!

    PARTICIPANTS:

    Please insert your username below as @username.

    01. @Gamer9430
    02. @Hater
    03. @Lastic
    04. @amagichnich
    05. @LightBulbFun
    06. @benwild_33
    07. @YYsMD
    08. @pet84rik
    09. @mmphosis
    10. @SuperKerem
    11. @AphoticD
    12. @556fmjoe
    13. @doggoli
    14. @parrotgeek1
    15. @devon807
    16. @AL1630
    17. @Altemose
    18. @Mac03ForLife
    19. @ZacharyFurgeson
    20. @eyeleica
    21. @Camacorn
    22. @skinniezinho
    23. @macgeek18
    24. @iTurbo
    25. @YaBe
    26. @Jordy-G5
    27. @rejuvenescencia
    28. @xdanieldzd
    29. @ApplesDotCom101

    There were 44 participants last winter. Let's see if we can beat it: Comment and write in your username above to show your participation!
     
  2. Hater macrumors 6502a

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    I'll go back to my PowerBook and iPhone (Original) for the week, sounds fun.

    I'm unsure if the iPhones battery is still any good, but lets find out.

    Sign me up! I don't know how to add my name in up there.
     
  3. Lastic macrumors 6502a

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    Definitly sign me up, got some challenges to complete with the new G5 and additional Xserve G4

    Cannot edit the first post
     
  4. xdanieldzd macrumors newbie

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    Despite giving up during the last Summer challenge, I might end up participating in this one again. I've since got my AlBook, which certainly feels snappier and is way quieter than my G4 tower, so I'd be using that as my daily driver. Maybe it'll also be an opportunity to mess around with my PM4400/200 again, seeing how there's things like BeOS to try out?
     
  5. Gamer9430 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry about that. It’s now a Wiki thread, now you can edit and add your names to the post
     
  6. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    The 4400 can now boot OS X :)

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/success-with-the-power-macintosh-4400.2077767/
     
  7. xdanieldzd macrumors newbie

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    I saw that, but IIRC my 4400 only has 32 or 48 MB RAM and I doubt OS X would be happy with that. Do you happen to know what type of RAM the system takes, and if its still available anywhere for a reasonable price? It also has a Realtek LAN and, more importantly, a Matrox VGA card, both PCI, which I'm assuming might not be compatible with OS X?
     
  8. amagichnich macrumors 6502

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    I'm participating again!
    The only problem is I can't use a PPC at work, in fact, I'm not allowed to have a private device of any kind due to security reasons. Of course in my freetime I'll be using only PPCs and my trusty Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. It may not be as old as a G4 but at least it is slower :D
     
  9. benwild_33 macrumors regular

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    Better get the SSD for my PowerBook G4 sorted by then, I won't be able to use it at work though, as I work in a fully Microsoft environment. Will be interesting trying to resist going on my Intel Mac in the evening for a few online games.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Just going to put this right heeeerrrre……

    2017-06-26 19.21.05.jpg

    Daily driver…

    Do I win the challenge? ;)
     
  11. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    *cough* MacBook Pro iPhone iPad Mac Pro at your work place *cough* :D
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    *cough* Two G4s and from 2005 to 2013 one G5 1.8Ghz, still running up front *cough*

    ;)
     
  13. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    *cough* all the x86 PCs in use at your home and at work *cough splutter* :D
     
  14. AphoticD macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that wouldn't be enough to boot. The RAM is an oddball; 168-pin 3.3 volt unbuffered EDO DIMMs, but they are mostly still available and not as expensive as they once were. I remember paying around $200 for a 64MB module around Y2K.

    The network and VGA cards should be available to OS X if they worked in OS 9, but I wouldn't expect any kind of graphics acceleration.

    BeOS R5 should be fine, though I've never witnessed it running on a 4400 myself.
     
  15. amagichnich macrumors 6502

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    Where is Nr 6? I remember one hanging above the others..
     
  16. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I'm out. Done the last two, most of the regulars couldn't be bothered last time and so I'll save myself the pain.
     
  17. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    *quietly places name in the hat* :D
     
  18. YYsMD macrumors newbie

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    Right, i'm in on this. Watched the last one take place, was great.

    Have there been any 68k challenges? :p
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    *cough* that aren't mine, except for one that I mainly use here at work if I need it *cough*
    --- Post Merged, Oct 19, 2017 ---
    You mean the displays?

    Look again, there are six. This is still an older pic, but the displays are set up the same way. I have a Win7 laptop on a stand now behind the displays. That's the latest pic.

    Probably need to take a new pic and get that added to my signature.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 19, 2017 ---
    Uhm. You own like a bazillion PowerPC Macs that run OS X 10.100. If you're in I have to surrender.
     
  20. pet84rik macrumors member

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    I will participate, timing is great. Not at work, we have a windows PC there, but I can easily live with my G4 PowerBook at home. Post written on PowerMac G4@400 :)
     
  21. LightBulbFun macrumors 68000

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    be afraid be very afraid :D

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  22. mmphosis macrumors member

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    I guess I don't have "the appropriate permissions" o_O but I would like to participate. :)

    @mmphosis

    I will need to continue using the IME-hindered PC for work because:
    • my PowerPC Mac cannot run the latest version of Flash :confused:, and I need to do that for work :(
    • even my fastest PowerPC Mac cannot run Firefox fast enough :eek: for work
     
  23. SuperKerem, Oct 20, 2017
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    Had a few minutes, so I worked on the main post ;)
     
  24. ApplesDotCom101 macrumors member

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    I guess I'll join in again!

    I'll probably be using:
    • June 2004 Dual 1.8 Power Mac G5
    • 1999, 500Mhz Power Mac G4
    • and 400Mhz G4
    Let's hope I don't have issues with my G5 this time. :)
     
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