[rescue] Looking for a Quad G5

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Sep 12 10:21:47 CDT 2011

On Monday 12 September 2011, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> Well, I've managed to get a bit backed into the corner with computer
> problems, even my trusty dual G4 Mac is failing me. Random crashes,
> and odd lockups... I think after all these years the motherboard is
> starting to act up on me.
> So, I'm looking to upgrade. As a hardware geek, the PowerPC
> architecture is something I really like, so I'm going after the
> biggest baddest PowerPC Mac. The Quad G5.
> So, does anyone have a Quad G5 in good condition they'd be willing to
> sell? I'm a bit leery buying one from one of the random online
> resellers, especially because of the liquid cooling system on these
> critters. I'd feel a lot more comfortable buying from a fellow
> hardware geek.
> (And yes, I realize that Apple has moved away from Intel and that the
> PowerPC is a dead platform with zero software future. It doesn't
> stop me from enjoying it.)

Why not just get a POWER5 or POWER6 box instead? They are PowerPC too...

Plus, they run Linux pretty well. ;-)

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