Uses for G4 Quicksilver

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thinkmark, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. thinkmark macrumors newbie

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    Uses for G4 Quicksilver?
    Just bought it yesterday, have Puma on it currently, gonna upgrade to tiger when i get the disc.

    What could i use it for, Server? iTunes streaming?


    Mark
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    My 733MHz QS is now mainly used for email, internet and iTunes.
    With the occasional Photoshop use as it's still hooked up to a CRT.
     
  3. thinkmark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine is the 733Mhz too. What OS you got on it? Downloading Panther to try it out. Should be like Tiger, as its got iChat AV and stuff.

    Mark
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Install Tiger on it. Put 1.5gb memory in it and fill it with hard drives and use it as a media server.
     
  5. thinkmark thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It only has 2 bays :( and accepts up to 120GB hard drives. My Time Capsule is our media server. Trying to get the PMG4 and imac and Time Capsule to sycn together
     
  6. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    If it were me, I would use it as a test mysql / webserver and a data server.

    It probably works just fine for basic email and document writing too.
     
  7. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    I gave my old one to my brother who has never had a computer before. he thinks its just fast enough.. LOL I cringe anytime I'm over there and have to use it.
     
  8. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    The Quicksilver can hold 4 drives. At least mine can since it has 2 hard drive sleighs on the left and middle at the bottom of the case and a double hard drive caddy on the bottom right. Try buying a PCI SATA card as you can benefit from the faster speed and cheaper costs of SATA and removes the 128gb limit.

    Besides you can always gut it and install PC components in there like I did :D.
     

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