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Jessegomez
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:44 pm    Post subject: NAS on iBook g4 Reply with quote

I wanted to setup a NAS from an old iBook g4.... To setup an iTunes media server...time machine backup stream to appletv 2...any suggestion??? I looked at a couple of different setup but not convinced with them...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

first off which type of g4 leopard only runs on machines with 867mhz processors or faster which you need.

You also need the latest version of iTunes for leopard which soon will go by the way side.

Apple is stopping powerpc support and the g4 will never be powerful enough to do what you want to do it's not just the processor that will limit you it is the network adapter as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks...how about like loading ubuntu....or freebsd ....or something like that...will something like that work...i really dont need the machine for anything...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ubuntu might work but the last known version for powerpc is feisty and it's version 8.0.4 and ubuntu is now at 10.4 so you do the math on version numbers you might be better off just putting it up for sale on craigslist people will purchase older macintosh for parts and you might be able to get enough money for a faster g4 or intel solo core and use it for your needs???
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you...I think I will try that
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