[rescue] Looking for a Quad G5

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Mon Sep 12 19:07:58 CDT 2011

On 12/09/11 7:58 PM, Zachary Giles wrote:
> in the dumpster. *tear* wow.. that's sad.

Thankfully they weren't IN the dumpster; whoever had finished with them
had left them next to it, so at least they showed a little respect. You
can imagine I did not hesitate to grab them by the convenient handle and
stash safely. One has already found a good new home (though shipping is
very substantial; boxed with keyboard, mouse and a handful of cables,
they come to about 27kg).


> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>> ...
>> This past 2 weeks I've found 2 working dual G5s in the dumpster at work.
>> Rescued, of course; but if they're throwing them out here, keep a close
>> eye around Mac studios elsewhere. The compatibility break with 10.5 (and
>> iOS development) will have put quite a few on the kerb.
>> Great machines, with a long working life ahead, if maintained properly
>> (I put an SSD in mine).
>> --Toby
>>>> -Zach
>>>> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Patrick Finnegan
>>>> <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
>>>>> 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.

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