[NTLK] Need a 'new' desktop

Bradley Mattice bradwart at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 01:57:48 EDT 2013

Thanks for the replies, everyone.

It's actually quite possible to get the latest Flash hacked onto a PPC Mac,
or so I've seen. And I just tweaked TenFourFox to use plugins on my PB G4,
and Flash worked as well as can be expected.

I went ahead with a PowerMac G5 about an hour ago. Dual 1.8GHz G5's,
support for 8GB RAM, lots of good stuff. 129.99 shipped. Factor in that it
weighs 40 pounds and shipping was usually $50 or more on the other listings
(this one was 'free' UPS Ground), so it was really only about 80 bucks. Not
bad for what I plan to use it for. My G4 PowerBook has worked well enough
as a fill in for my desktop, so I think a G5 will be fine.

Well, my first Mac was a G3, then I got a G4, so I guess it only made sense
to get a G5, right? :D
On Aug 8, 2013 10:49 PM, "Max Smith" <maxmaxmaxmaxsmith at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Aug 8, 2013, at 10:49 PM, Blake Hanes <kissmyash933 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Also, many of the G5 models have serious issues.
> No kidding. I had a dual 2.7 GHz—one of the liquid cooled models—and
> eventually the cooling system went bad in the worst possible way.
> Antifreeze(?) was dumped all over the power supply and logic board, ruining
> the machine. I think it was about four or five years old at the time. The
> case is quite corroded now, I really should just throw it out.
> However, it was on hell of a machine in its day. The Power Mac’s ATI video
> card now resides in the depths of Calgary’s famous Compunabula archives
> though, so I suppose its memory lives on.
> As for the matter at hand, I would definitely recommend an Intel
> machine—and I’m probably one of the few remaining proponents of PowerPC. In
> 2013, it really is no longer practical to have even a G5. Not that the
> later models are necessarily wanting for power, but because the software
> support just isn’t there. It’s really a bummer, but nobody seems to release
> software for Leopard/PPC anymore.
> Alas, I suppose that’s just the nature of technology.
> Regards,
> Max Smith
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