Why I still use a PowerPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dane D., Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2004
    I have many files that were started in 1994. I still have legacy software and use. I like that it is quiet, MDD a wind tunnel is the only one to be too noisy for my taste. My electric bill is lower with PowerPC. Heat is not a issue. Can I still read the internet, yes, but I turn off Javascript, no popups and use old browsers. A pain, no. Most of the sites I frequent are ad heavy.
  2. Dronecatcher macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2014
    Lincolnshire, UK
    I find Safari's Develop menu is great for this - turn on/off script and images at a mouse click - no fuss.
  3. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    I usually use my PPCs for a hobby kind of thing. I take my MBP to work everyday and 90% of the time use my HackMac X, but at work a G5 is always plugged in ready to go and I use it every so often for projects or when I don't feel like using my MBP.

    But one thing I absolutely love to do is bring my MDD to friend's houses and bring a set of speakers and use it as a Spotify jukebox (thank god this isn't botched yet and I can use Spotify Premium) while impressing everyone there with this 12 year old Mac.
  4. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Ya'll are my heroes! I miss the old PowerPC-- it was a nice architecture, and it gave the feeling of competition in the processor market. Now, we all just use what Intel provides, and there's no suspense-- for better or worse.

    Now, the hardware is all commodity and only differentiated by software-- which is probably how it should be, I guess. GPUs are the new battleground, I suppose. I wonder if ARM will start to eat into the bottom end some day and make it all interesting again.

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