So my girlfriend's professor's 17" PowerBook went on the fritz (vertical lines all over the screen, apparently a fairly common issue but was never acknowledged by Apple as such) for the second time and instead of investing more money in her dying PPC, she upgraded and gifted the gentle giant to us. It's one of the last PPC Powerbooks that they made; here are some stats: 1.67 ghz proc 1.5 gb RAM 1440x900 screen ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card. I owned a G4 iBook back in the day and loved it every day I used it, but upgraded to Intel a couple years ago and haven't looked back. Upon receiving the PowerBook, I am struck by just how outdated it is. I had vague plans of putting it to use as a Home Theatre PC (I mean, cmon, a laptop with a busted screen? It's perfect!), but it doesn't seem to be quite quick enough to handle full-screen Hulu and of course Netflix doesn't even run on PPC, so it seems that its uses as a set-top box are limited. So, any ideas? The only thing I can come up with is a home server, but the hard-drive on this thing is only 100 gigs, which makes this an inelegant solution. Is my best option to just pop it onto eBay and hope we can make a few bucks? Maybe I could learn Linux?