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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Happy Me. Reply with quote

Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this advert in my local paper.

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"Powermac G4 MDD for sale. Mint condition. 1.25 Ghz : 1 GB Ram. 2 HDD drives 80 + 160. Four firewire ports 400+800. New DVD+burner added. Complete with original discs, original keyboard and pro mouse. Runs OS-9 natively and Leopard. Free delivery. $A150."
(approx $120 US)

Naturally, I couldn't help but buy it.

On eBay.com.au, this baby, is highly sought after. I've tracked 10 of them and none have sold for less than $500~$600 a piece.

So now, I've got a machine that can run OS-9, OS-X, and Debian Linux.

I can't stop grinning from ear to ear.Very Happy

Aquafire

PS. My only worry is how to explain to my dear partner, that I have bought another computer. (This makes at least 10)

I'm running out of places to hide them..

Hmm.. Maybe I could tell her it's a coffee table base... Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW,WOW,WOW!! What a deal! I would have snatched it up as well. Your a lucky chap! I never get those deals, well, sorta. I got my iBook G3 for $175 U.S. and they go for about $300 but, not as sweet a deal as you got! I'd love to have a MDD to add to the collection! Congrats!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
WOW,WOW,WOW!! What a deal! I would have snatched it up as well. Your a lucky chap! I never get those deals, well, sorta. I got my iBook G3 for $175 U.S. and they go for about $300 but, not as sweet a deal as you got! I'd love to have a MDD to add to the collection! Congrats!


Thanks HM.

Like you, I rarely get such a break. But this time the Mac Gods were looking out for me. Cool Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MDD G4s are awesome, if you can get over the noise. Space for 4 ATA hard drives, and it can take over 128GB drives natively, 2 optical drives, 4 RAM slots for 2GB total, 4 PCI slots, so they were super expandable.

I had a Dual 1GHz model, it was a good machine. I got a great deal when I sold it 2 years ago (~$800), but I do wish I still had it around as it'd be a great file and print server.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I give up. What is MDD? Mirrored Drive Doors?

If so that is what I had fall in my lap too.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, MDD is Mirrored Drive Doors.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I like this thing more every minute.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my wife wouldnt let me have 10 comps no matter what shes not happy
with the 3 i have now but she also has 1. but i would love to get a MDD
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Happy Me. Reply with quote

PS. My only worry is how to explain to my dear partner, that I have bought another computer. (This makes at least 10)

hehe i got same problem here Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Happy Me. Reply with quote

djsolano wrote:
PS. My only worry is how to explain to my dear partner, that I have bought another computer. (This makes at least 10)

hehe i got same problem here Very Happy


Hehehe.

Since then, I have bought 4 more computers.

2 laptops..

Dell latitude D600 el cheapo..

another IMB thinkpad R25.

Plus

Mac Imac 400 (which is a funny story in iteself...)

I bought it for $5 on the grounds that the guys at the Cash Convertors store said it was broken. The reality was, that being PC guys, they couldn't figure how to switch it on... I press the start button and ...viola...up she starts...purring like a kitten...Loaded with Tiger and a whole pile of nice software. Should get at least $30 for it...Wink Either that, or I'll clean her up and give her to someone who needs it..

&

Dell Optiplex 745.

Bought it today in fact...she is a SFF and quite the kitted out sweety..

She has 8 Usb-2 ports and room for more...

Can you imagine...what fun I'll have sticking Linux or even OS X on it...?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aqua, can you run Compiz on the Dell SFF - is the integrated graphics card good enough for that? I ask because I can't run it on my Ubuntu VM on my mini that operates through VMware Fusion. (Too bad; I wanted to try the dock feature of gnome-do.)
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