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Emmo


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Apple G4
Original Message   Mar 3, 2005 11:04 am
I don't know anything about Apples, except I would like to try one out.

I found an old used G4, is this worth wasting my money on, just to play with??

PROCESSOR $55.00
POWERMAC G4 400MHZ 256MB RAM 18.5GB HARD DRIVE W/CD/DVD DRIVE

Thanks for your opinions.
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Paula


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #4   Mar 3, 2005 1:44 pm
Emmo

Perhaps they will be getting rid of monitors (updating) as well if you do need an apple monitor to go with it?  Wouldn't hurt to ask? 

Paula

Emmo


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #5   Mar 3, 2005 4:06 pm
Paula wrote:
Emmo

Perhaps they will be getting rid of monitors (updating) as well if you do need an apple monitor to go with it?  Wouldn't hurt to ask? 

Paula


Good point Paula,  the university lists all of the available property and apparantly no apple monitors are currently available.  You do bring up a good point about compatability.

Hey Apple guys/gals(Nicer than Appleheads!).......I have an old Gateway that I'm not using,  it has a nice 17" monitor and keyboard, do these work on Apples?
This message was modified Mar 3, 2005 by Emmo
Termy


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #6   Mar 3, 2005 4:42 pm
OK, I am already offended by your statment lol. The G4 and the G5 computers are top of the line MACS for video manipulation and photo production. These computers are far superior to the PC's. Don't buy a G4 or G5 just to play with it. If you buy one of those, use it for which it was intended too. If you want to play with something, find a old P1 computer or better yet, a shuttle.


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #7   Mar 3, 2005 7:24 pm
Emmo wrote:
Hey Apple guys/gals(Nicer than Appleheads!).......I have an old Gateway that I'm not using,  it has a nice 17" monitor and keyboard, do these work on Apples?

There are two monitor ports on my 867.  Once is for the Apple Display Connector (which provides power and image to an Apple monitor) and the second is a VGA connector.  If your Gateway is VGA it should work.

I am not sure about the mouse and keyboard.  Both are USB on my mac.  I don't see why a USB of any make wouldn't work. 

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Re: Apple G4
Reply #8   Mar 3, 2005 7:45 pm
Watch out, now you've done it, you went and got Termy all pissed off. 
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Re: Apple G4
Reply #9   Mar 3, 2005 9:56 pm
Emmo,<BR><BR>Don't even hesitate. $55 is a huge bargain for a G4 equipped the way you specified. I'm assuming no monitor, but for only $200 you can get a sweet one. But beware, not all monitors are PC &amp; Mac compliant, so if you end up disliking the Apple OS, you may be stuck with a beautiful black screen.<BR><BR>--SnowRemover
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Re: Apple G4
Reply #10   Mar 3, 2005 10:47 pm
Congrats Emmo,
Sounds like a good deal to me..........
I thought almost all monitors worked with an Apple G4.......just like any monitor would work with a new Mac mini.
Tom would know more than I on that.
I would want to know what version OS it is running.....OS9 or OS X, although for that price just grab it.
Check out other G4 towers on ebay if you are not sure, but for that low price, I'd say grab it.

The G5's have only been out for around a year or so......G4's are not by any means "old".
I am using a 1 gig G4 imac right now with 768 DDR ram , and I'm sure it will serve my family well for years to come.
People keep Mac's longer then PeeCee people do.

If you find you like it, perhaps sticking another stick of ram in there would not hurt.

The Hard drive is a bit small, but if you are just surfing the web, e-mailing, some word doc's, etc, it should be fine.
My son does a lot of video editing and graphic stuff, so he needs a lot of Hard drive space.

Any one of those components would cost you more than $55.00

Tom could help you here more then I.....
If you don't like it, we'll take it off your hands....


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #11   Mar 4, 2005 10:25 am
Thanks for all the help but I was too slow getting there and its gone.  They told me they do get these from time to time and to keep checking back.

Hopefully next time I'll move faster now that I know its worthwhile.

Thanks!
bmwe0692


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #12   Mar 4, 2005 7:19 pm
Regards reply # 8
I'd rather be p'ed off than p'ed on.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Just couldn't resist
My apologies everyone
T.J.

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Termy


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Re: Apple G4
Reply #13   Mar 4, 2005 8:37 pm
bmwe0692 wrote:
Regards reply # 8<BR>I'd rather be p'ed off than p'ed on.<BR>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!<BR>Just couldn't resist<BR>My apologies everyone<BR>T.J.

MAN!!! I can't stand it anymore lol.


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