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Have an iMac 1Ghz, want to make it usefull in some way.

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I currently have the machine in my sig, my seedbox, which I think is in my profile, and a couple parts PCs, but I also have a iMac 17" G4 1Ghz with 2GB ram. I want to do more then surf the web with it. What are some cool things you guys know of?

Nothing involving swapping out the apple parts for newer x86 parts, don't wanna gut it until it no longer functions.
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Cool thing no.1: Open it up, remove CPU heatsink, turn it on and enjoy! thumb.gif
Cool thing no.2: F@H
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I am sure you can run a powerpc version of linux on it and make it into a pretty nice homeserver. You can fold on it, but honestly i wouldn't bother. You won't get very much out of it. Its a really old computer on a completely outdate architecture and instruction set. Your options are limited.
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Why? FTL!
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2TB 5400RPM GAMING HDD GAMING BLU RAY BURNER ONE GAMING CASE FAN UBUNTU W/ UNITY (I AM 1337 H4X0R) 
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