What can I use a Macbook 1.83 core duo and a G4 Powerbook 1.67 mhz for?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by yoshiii335, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. yoshiii335 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    What can I use a MacBook 1.83mhz core duo and a G4 Powermac 1.67mhz for now?

    They are old.
     
  2. entropi macrumors 6502

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    I use my old PowerBooks for simple webradio & iTunes audio playback. I also use my PowerBook G4 17" 1,67 Ghz for my canon flatbed scanner since canon stopped to update the driver after Tiger...

    I will probably use my two old PB G4's once I decide to convert my library of CD's (in ALAC-form) to the more portable AAC. It takes a while but keeps my main mac free and ready to use for other stuff.

    (but otherwise it almost starts getting to be a problem, my macs just keeps spinning and my collection of old, used & a bit slow but still mainly functioning macs just keeps growing... Got 6 macs right now.)
     
  3. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

    itsOver9000

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    MacBook:
    Time Machine backup location for your other Mac(s)
    iTunes 'server' for streaming media to a TV, an Apple TV, other Macs, iPad, etc

    PowerMac G4:
    space heater
    white noise generator
    Mailbox:
    [​IMG]
    running old Mac games
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    The Core Duo MacBook can run up to Snow Leopard. If you throw 2 GB of RAM in it and a good SATA SSD it will run great. It will be a fine machine for basic usage.

    The PowerMac/Book is good for basic work that does not involve the internet. If you need it for the web then I recommend TenFourFox or Leopard WebKit. If this is a PowerBook as in laptop, and you don't want it anymore I will take it off your hands for fair market value. PM me if you want to get rid of it.
     
  5. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I'd use the old MacBook for the stuff it was intended, it'll be fine on the net and for just about everything else.
     

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