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Well i got home and had to wait 2 hours but it finally showed up. I have to say i am impressed with the OS and the speed.Even with the older hardware it still runs fine. I will upload pics some time latter to night.

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[quote name='startrek1997' timestamp='1337788661' post='594883147'] Well i got home and had to wait 2 hours but it finally showed up. I have to say i am impressed with the OS and the speed.Even with the older hardware it still runs fine. I will upload pics some time latter to night. [/quote]
Please do so! :)

Damn, I adore those old Macs...
Some of them have the most spectacular designs ever.
iMac G4 and the iMac G3 are amongst my favorite computer designs ever.
Power Mac G5 introduced plain awesomeness and heck, the ACDs and the Power Mac Cube are so impressive, too.
All of them are on my "to buy" list amongst others haha :laugh:

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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How do you add pics to replys?? I cant get it to work!!

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Just upload to localhostr, imgur.com or a similar website.

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[quote name='b10h4z4rd' timestamp='1337892203' post='594886459']
Just upload to localhostr, imgr.com or a similar website.
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What he meant is imgur.com.
Albeit I think that uploading as Neowin post attachment is the best (don't use flipping huge files though haha), because it decreases dependency on 3rd party services to maintain the context and content of our topics.

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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I've got 2 iMac G5's with the camera's built in right next to me :p
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Hear we are!!! [url="http://imgur.com/a/mrLxd"]http://imgur.com/a/mrLxd[/url]

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[quote name='startrek1997' timestamp='1337908596' post='594886927']
Hear we are!!! [url="http://imgur.com/a/mrLxd"]http://imgur.com/a/mrLxd[/url]
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Congratulations!

What a beauty the eMac is... :)
I remember when they were slowly being phased out when around I got my iMac.

Haha, good old times. (Y)

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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I will upload update ones tommarow. I need to clean it yet and find a way to get leopard on it. I will also have a better camra. :woot:
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Hello again guys,
Long time no talk.
I have a problem. My emac will not read dl-dvds and i can get it to read a usb. Is there any other way to get lepord on it?
Thanks,
Matt

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Restore the disk image to a FireWire HDD or second partition of your internal HDD with Disk Utility.

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Thanks for the reply will try that latter!

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It worked i have it updated to 10.5.8. Any good application you guys would suggest i get on it??????? I have word 2008 on it all ready.

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Hello peopless,

I am thinking about geting a power mac G5 off ebay. I love how it looks and it still runs some modern apps just find. It can still play minecraft if you have a upgraded video card in it. Any of you guys have one and can tell me if you are still useing it on a day to day basis?

Thanks,
Matt

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Get yourself a Core2Duo Mac (or at least one you can upgrade to a C2D like the later Core Duo Mac Minis). It will last you alot longer, and will be more useful.

You can easily pick up a Mac Mini with a C2D processor for <

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While a G5 can run Minecraft, it can only run the current version, the next update (Due in around a month) drops PPC support.

Now if you put Linux on it, then it's a different matter. I've got an iBook G4 here I'm going to throw Debian on.

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Have to agree about the suggestion to get a Mac Mini. I replied earlier in the thread - I still have a PowerMac, though thanks to some being thrown at work, I exchanged mine from a Dual 2.0GHz to pretty much a top of the line liquid cooled 2.5GHz Quad. It's certainly a lot quicker than the Dual 2.0GHz it replaced (as you'd expect) with the added novelty of the factory liquid cooling solution which makes it run quieter, but OSX 10.5.8 is as far as that system will ever go, and PowerPC support is really in decline sadly. Given the cost of a good PowerMac, I'd really put the money into a Mac Mini.

I suppose the frustrating thing is that technically it's still a powerful system specs wise - just OS support is dying off. As [b]The_Decryptor[/b] says though if you're willing to look into Linux you could extend the life of the hardware a fair bit. I might look into sticking Linux on my PowerMac.

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Linux can extend the life of the hardware a fair bit, I've got an old beige G3 here that I'm planning to put NetBSD on as an exercise (You have to netboot it, and change the firmware on every boot with this model)

OS X on PPC is basically a dead end at this point, while PPC support on Linux should be here for a long time (They only just [url="http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git;a=commit;h=743aa456c1834f76982af44e8b71d1a0b2a82e21"]dropped 386 support[/url] recently, etc.)

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[quote name='startrek1997' timestamp='1357157156' post='595428834']
Hello peopless,

I am thinking about geting a power mac G5 off ebay. I love how it looks and it still runs some modern apps just find. It can still play minecraft if you have a upgraded video card in it. Any of you guys have one and can tell me if you are still useing it on a day to day basis?

Thanks,
Matt
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Do we really need to go through this another 10+ pages? :/ Practically the exact same story that applied to the iMac G4 and eMac also applies to the PowerMac G5: it's the end of the line for PPC-based Macs.

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If you ever get bored with your G4 mac, you could always stick [url="http://www.morphos-team.net/hardware"]http://www.morphos-team.net/hardware[/url] MorphOS on there and play in the world of Amiga. :)

Also, if you like tinkering with the hardware side of things, pop over to [url="http://www.xlr8yourmac.com"]www.xlr8yourmac.com[/url] where you might be able to find some hardware mod/hacks for your machine.

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I am going to look into MorphOS this weekend.....Thanks!

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