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Thankfully, Leopard is pretty close to Snow Leopard. A lot of my favorite apps have dropped support for Tiger, but not too many have dropped support for Opening up the hard drive in Finder was an interesting look into how normal people use a Mac. There were aliases to nothing, a few shared folders, old disk images, and, of all things, Netscape Navigator hello, what are you doing here? People drop files everywhere.

There was also an outdated version of Norton AV running…that got the axe pretty quickly. The PowerMac still runs like a champ, but a slower, more middle-aged champ. With a good Time Machine backup for peace of mind, and a little patience, a PowerMac G4 can still be a great day-to-day computer. I have a chance to get an old mac G4. I only plan to use it for CS3 nothing else. What do I really need to make this run properly? I have never owned a Mac before.

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All comments will be taken seriously and will be welcome. I have a mid 17 inch Macbook Pro with the 2. I was on that thing constantly during grad school. It works great for simple things like e-mail, typing up lists with MS word , and that sort of thing. Growing up I always had hand me down computers from my Fathers workplace, so maybe that is why :. One important fact to keep in mind, and one that I have run into numerous times during my higher education, is that the user defines obsolete. If the machine still does what it was originally implemented to do, it is not obsolete.

Unfortunately, the corporations Apple, Dell, etc like to convince people they are the ones who define what obsolete is.


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I NEED to upgrade? UT to be exact. Sometimes I wish I never would have started playing games…uh oh, I have to go help Commander Shepard save us from the reapers. I still have a powermac G4 quicksilver machine dual used daily at home. Still has a lot of power and speed and uses half the power of a G5. G4s have outlasted most G5s. Look at the used market and you will see a lot of broken G5s and G4s still running. Currently has 1. Also have it connected to the Apple pro speakers which really make it look beautiful. I know I can count on my G4 for years to come.

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