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New acquisitions
« on: May 27, 2010, 07:59:04 PM »
Today I decided to browse craigslist to see if I could find any good deals, and it just so happened I did. A drive to Madison, $65, and a few hours later, I'm the proud owner of two new (old) computers:

iMac G4
1GHz PowerPC G4
768MB DDR SDRAM
80GB Hard Disk
GeForce4 MX (32MB VRAM)
White Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse (to be replaced by a two-button mouse..)

PowerMac G4 (tower)
400MHz PowerPC G4
320MB SDRAM
10GB Hard Disk
ATI Rage 128 Pro (16MB VRAM)
Graphite Apple USB Keyboard, Apple USB Mouse (hockey puck)

Time to clean my desk and set up the tower. More after the break!

The tower isn't as impressive as I'd hoped. It'll find shelter in my closet along with my iMac G3's. Time to reformat the iMac and load it with stuffs!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 08:26:51 PM by Joe »
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

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Re: New acquisitions
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 12:44:42 AM »
I've named the iMac "Dauntless", of course after the USS Dauntless from Star Trek: Voyager. I started installing Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger, but realized I misplaced disk 4. After searching for a few hours and turning up nothing, I remembered I had a fresh install on my old G3 iMac and finally found a use for Target Disk Mode. From Disk Utility I restored "Dauntless HD" as a perfect copy of "Discovery HD" (my old iMac is named after space shuttle Discovery), and here I sit. :)

I offered the tower, which I've named Sawtooth (after it's codename), to my mom if she wants to buy a screen and hard drive for it.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.


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Re: New acquisitions
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 09:44:19 PM »
MacBook:
http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/255665

iMac:
http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/255664

I find it interesting that in some tests it's only twice as fast, whereas others it's 10x.
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Re: New acquisitions
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 10:59:44 PM »
I still have that iMac. It's sitting on a shelf in the office, being a clock. I posted a picture on Discord.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.