Posts tagged “panther”.

Out of the box: iMac G4 arrives safe and sound.

August 27th, 2008

iMac in a box.

Well look who showed up.

After a UPS mis-delivery, a neighbor hunt-down, and a package found safe and sound, my iMac G4 has finally arrived at my doorstep. I can die a happy man now.

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Project PowerMac: USB 2.0 PCI card installed on Yikes! G4

August 13th, 2008

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Two days and about $15 later, my “Yikes!” PowerMac G4 now features full USB 2.0 capabilities thanks to the PCI card I installed on Thursday.

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Project PowerMac: more RAM installed

July 3rd, 2008

PowerMac - 256k each

What would we do without eBay? Found two 256 MB RAM sticks on eBay for less than $20 (with shipping), and couldn’t pass up on the deal to boost the PowerMac G4′s RAM from 320 MB to…well, strangely, only 704 MB…

Something in this RAM equation doesn\'t add up

But before we get to the goofy math, let’s explore how we got this far.

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Project: upgrade a ‘Yikes!’ PowerMac G4

June 23rd, 2008

Look what I found at my recycling group’s most recent e-waste drive: a beautiful-condition PowerMac G4 and Apple Studio Display.

The guy who dropped it off said it “worked perfectly.” His family was simply upgrading to a newer Mac. All the volunteers at the e-waste drive immediately brought it to me and asked me if I wanted it. The answer to that one is obvious.

An older guy dropped off a Macintosh IIci and an Apple Extended Keyboard II, as well, but those are going to my friend Curtis, who helps me out with classic Macs.

Now, what to do with the G4?

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