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Okay, most likely I will be getting a Power MAC G4 (as they are beyond cheap on Ebay) and I was wandering what MAC Operating systems are compatible with the machine.
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Dear god. Do not buy that, it's 2004-era hardware and has a PPC processor.

You'd get better performance from a 200-dollar combo deal from Newegg.
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PPC processors are supported up to Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard. Snow Leopard and Lion only support Intel.

Don't bother, I still have my PPC laptop with Tiger and it doesn't even run youtube at 360p.
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Dear god. Do not buy that, it's 2004-era hardware and has a PPC processor.

You'd get better performance from a 200-dollar combo deal from Newegg.
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I am on a strict budget, very strict. Cause I also need enough money for my upcoming PC build which is costing me quite a bit.
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I would just pass on this one.
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post #7 of 27
I would also pass... why do you need 1?
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post #8 of 27
Sounds like you're buying it just because you can. Which is a horrible decision to make, especially in this case.
    
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post #9 of 27
newegg has very cheap recetified windows laptops right now
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post #10 of 27
Dont waste your money. I just went through hell getting 2 PowermacG4's back to a usable state, 1 had OS9 the other a blank hard disk. I ended up gettin ubuntu and mint ppc installed on them since neither dvd drive would read dvd's. It was quite the epic, and neither can play youtube videos.
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