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I just bought a PowerMac G5 tower now what?
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Install Linux.
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Install Linux.
Thats what I was thinking xD Maybe try some Amgia?
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Make great home servers, G4 and G5 towers have always been pretty reliable in my experience (unless they're purposely run into the ground)
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Make great home servers, G4 and G5 towers have always been pretty reliable in my experience (unless they're purposely run into the ground)
never thought about that server it is then.
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Tear its guts out if it is a dual CPU, single core model.

Seriously, I modded mine, and it makes a wonderful workstation case. Pictures are in my sig under "Synergy (G5 Case mod).

The heatsinks are crazy on it, and could be put to use on other systems. If it is liquid cooled, you could use it, but I would strongly recommend against that, since the liquid cooled models had a huge failure rate (though Apple will replace the system 100% for free regardless of purchase date if it leaked).
    
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Tear its guts out if it is a dual CPU, single core model.

Seriously, I modded mine, and it makes a wonderful workstation case. Pictures are in my sig under "Synergy (G5 Case mod).

The heatsinks are crazy on it, and could be put to use on other systems. If it is liquid cooled, you could use it, but I would strongly recommend against that, since the liquid cooled models had a huge failure rate (though Apple will replace the system 100% for free regardless of purchase date if it leaked).
It's single core model 1.8ghz and I don't think its liquid cooled I have seen pics from leakage. Im going to use it for a while then case mod it.
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Well have fun then!

Just be aware that you are pretty limited in the programs you can run, and OS you can run. I think you are limited to 10.5.6 or so due to the PowerPC support being dropped after that.
    
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Well have fun then!

Just be aware that you are pretty limited in the programs you can run, and OS you can run. I think you are limited to 10.5.6 or so due to the PowerPC support being dropped after that.
I do plan to have fun with it the max os is 1.5.8 for the powermac g5 and they did make photoshop final cut etc for them.
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