[rescue] Looking for a Quad G5

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Sep 13 08:09:00 CDT 2011

On 13/09/11 8:32 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I suspect we'll start to see a lot of these machines appear at University
> surplus sales & resellers... Seems like these were last sold one depreciation
> cycle ago, and with their inherent obsolescence (due to Apple's Processor
> switch to Intel), few organizations will be keeping them around as browsing
> workstations, knock-around workstations...

As a side note, with the exception of the Mac Pro, of course, it would
be *very* hard to find any desktop of similar engineering quality to the
G5. An extraordinarily beautiful and functional artefact.

Also: built-in interfaces. Up to 2 GbE, optical audio, FW800 (front and
back!), often with Bluetooth and wifi.


> Lionel
> On Sep 12, 2011, at 8:07 PM, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>> 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.
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