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

yoshiii335

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Feb 20, 2015
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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.
 

entropi

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May 20, 2008
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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.)
 

itsOver9000

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Mar 29, 2013
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B.F., KS
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:

running old Mac games
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
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Elkton, Maryland
Hello

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

They are old.
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.