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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0;14407239 
You guys forget ONE DAMN THING! I work in computer repair. And I need to familiarate myself with MAC OS. You PC fanboys despise me. I also want to get a MAC since my parents got rid of my old on.

If you need to familiarize yourself with macs and mac os in general for repair purposes, see if you can get a used 13" white macbook. You will need to be able to run leopard/snow leopard and lion, because there are certain mac diagnostic tools that only run on these platform.

I had to upgrade from an old PPC ibook to a cheap macbook for this purpose.
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post #22 of 27
If you want to be familiar with macs software you can just download the OS

Or if you want to be familiar with macs in general, the post above me has the right idea.
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post #23 of 27
Only 10.4.x is compatible with PowerPC chips like the G4. As many other has said, don't do it.
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post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;14407487 
Only 10.4.x is compatible with PowerPC chips like the G4. As many other has said, don't do it.

PPC G4s can run 10.5.x, just not very well IME. At least on their laptop hardware anyway.
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post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by xetsog;14401525 
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.

To add to that....if the OS is an issue...than let's just say...buy intel.
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post #26 of 27
If you need to familiarize yourself with the OS just install osx86. If you want actual Mac hardware, your best bet would be to pick up a cheap MacBook or iBook off eBay. Those G4's won't run anything past Leopard, and are incredibly slow.
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Originally Posted by Crecente;14407572 
If you need to familiarize yourself with the OS just install osx86. If you want actual Mac hardware, your best bet would be to pick up a cheap MacBook or iBook off eBay. Those G4's won't run anything past Leopard, and are incredibly slow.

We're actually not allowed to discuss that here. Just sayin'
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