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G4 minis are now "Vintage"

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: G4 minis are now "Vintage" Reply with quote

As per Apples Vintage and Obsolete list, the G4 minis are now Vintage.

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Vintage products are those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exception:

•Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute. Owners of these products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California, United States.


In two years they will become obsolete and Apple will not service them. No way no how.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vintage... like a fine wine.

I'm typing this on my G4 mini Smile It's still going strong.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are too. I'm not sure when I will be able to buy an intel model. I guess when it's EOL for 10.4, I'll be able to put Linux on it for a modern OS! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
Mine are too. I'm not sure when I will be able to buy an intel model. I guess when it's EOL for 10.4, I'll be able to put Linux on it for a modern OS! Rolling Eyes


Why haven't you already?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original minis are now obsolete, and the Late 2005 and Early 2006 minis are now vintage.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They still have pretty good resale value though. That's always one of the great things about buying a Mac. You can almost always get something out of them when you're ready to move on. I mean, that's almost impossible to do with a PC. You almost have to pay to give them away. Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the issues of which you dont understand is that several linux distros no longer work on powerpc or have been replaced by newer versions that dont run on powerpc the last version of linux to run on g4 from ubuntu is 9.04 LTS
and where currently on 12 LTS so 9 is worthless now

i wish someone would just figure out how to reflash the computer to be used as a terminal because if you could get a terminal firmware on the machine you could boot lots of os's

BEOS

OS2

Windows nt 4.0 workstation and server

And many more
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