[rescue] Found an old Mac Mini

Ian McLaughlin ian at platinum.net
Sun Aug 3 20:07:44 CDT 2014

There's a build of Ubuntu targetted to the PowerPC - I run that on a couple of
G5 machines I have here.


On Aug 3, 2014, at 6:05 PM, William Barnett-Lewis <wlewisiii at gmail.com>

> Found a first generation Mac Mini hiding in my boxes of misc computer
> stuff. Still had the vga adaptor so I hooked it up. It's got a 1.25 ghz G4,
> 1 gb ram, a 40 (37 gb formatted) gb disk, Combo Drive & OS X 10.3.7
> installed. No airport card.
> Now what do I do with this old gal?
> Perhaps one of the BSDs? It'll run up to 10.5 but my memory is that was
> rather painful with a max of 1 gb ram. OTOH, browsing with anything old
> enough to run on this girl is going to be grim.
> Curious little first world problem. I'd like to find some good use for it
> or sell it. It would be a shame for the little thing to get recycled.
> --
> Live like you will never die, love like you've never been hurt, dance
> like no-one is watching.
>                Alex White
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