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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad

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    Orlando, FL
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    Mid 2012 i7 13" MBP & PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad 8GB QFX
    Smile Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
    So, I have got to say, this computer is very nice and fast! Here are some things I have noticed so far in tonight's use:

    Pros:
    -Youtube is pretty quick
    -Leopard is pretty quick
    -Graphics Intensive Applications such as Google Earth run decently
    -Performing normal tasks such as web browsing, email, and the like are very speedy

    Cons:
    -Miss out on new OS X features that I use daily on my MBP
    -Lack of support for new programs that I use daily on my MBP my most missed program being Skype, I know I could probably get an older one but I like the new one
    -Cannot run steam so no Counterstrike, Team Fortress, and the like
    -No App Store

    Conclusion:
    Overall this is a superb computer for normal tasks and once Logic Studio 8 finishes installing I am sure that this thing will run that so well and Logic is mainly what I purchased it for anyway.

    So on to the specs:
    Quad 2.5GHz G5
    8GB DDR2 RAM
    Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB onboard RAM
    500GB SATA HDD
    SuperDrive
    OS X Leopard 10.5.8

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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
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    Sep 22, 2010
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    1,426
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    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    You have identical specs to what my PowerMac G5 had, even with it being 7 years old now, they still have quite a bit of life left in them as long as you don't need to use any Intel-Only apps.
    -Evan

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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
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    Oct 22, 2007
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    London
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    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    The older version of Skype is available here

    Old Version of Skype 2.8.0.659 Download - OldApps for Mac
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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
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    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2010
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    Somewhere inside the White Glowing Apple... meh actually the UK
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    39
    Specs:
    2x MacBook 5,2 4GB 64GB SSD + PowerMac G5 Quad2.5 + iPhone 3GS 8GB + iPod nano 2+3 4GB + iPod 4 60GB
    Great buy. I bought a similar model this time last year as my first desktop, but sold it a few months ago for double I paid for it! Maybe if you take good care of yours, you can sell it for a good price when its time to upgrade as there still is a high demand for them.
    PowerMac G5 Quad | iPad 16GB | iMac '11 21.5" - QC i7 2.8Ghz 1TB HD - 4GB | iPhone 3GS | MacBook 5,2 - 2.16 C2D - 3GB - 160GB HD | MacBook 5,2 2.0 C2D 4GB 64GB SSD | iPod nano 2nd gen 2GB (broken) | iPod touch 8GB 2nd gen (stolen) | iPod nano 3rd gen 4GB

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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
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    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
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    31,466
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Quote Originally Posted by rfomlover View Post

    Cons:
    -Miss out on new OS X features that I use daily on my MBP
    -Lack of support for new programs that I use daily on my MBP my most missed program being Skype, I know I could probably get an older one but I like the new one
    -Cannot run steam so no Counterstrike, Team Fortress, and the like
    -No App Store
    None of these "cons" should come as any surprise. The cons are totally a result of this computer not being able to run an OS newer than OS 10.5.8 (because of the PPC architecture).

    So to me...these really aren't "cons"...they're limitations. It's an 8 year-old computer...and any 8 year-old computer is going to have limitations.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad
    iggibar's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2009
    Location
    C-Town
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    4,071
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 4.1 15" MBP. 13" MBP. 17" PB. Power Mac G5. Galaxy Note 4 160gb*
    I love my G5s and will never get rid of it unless it dissolves into a pile of dust...which will be properly disposed of in a river
    “If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius

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    Using my (new to me) PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad

    Member Since
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    137
    Specs:
    Mid 2012 i7 13" MBP & PowerMac G5 2.5 Quad 8GB QFX
    I got the skype. Thanks. Also, yeah unfortunately mine is all bent up from shipping on the exterior, but the interior is fine and it runs beautifully. I think it is safe to conclude that my hard drive was damaged from shipping since it kept getting corrupted but no bother, I put another in as I have plenty of spares runs great.

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