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Member Since: Dec 28, 2010
Location: Cape Town, ZA
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Hi there everyone,

Recently I upgraded my windows laptop for work purposes. So now I have a spare laptop. Posted it up on local classifieds checking to see what someone will offer me for it.

I would rather trade than sell and get something and might not buy for myself.

So the one offer that did come up was for a 2006 Mac Pro DP 2ghz G5, 2GB RAM and 120gb HDD. I was used in a sound studio and they have upgraded to Intel Macs.

I spend a lot of time working on specific photographic projects and shoot a varied amount of Fine Art images. And I was thinking this could be a really fun tool to get for nothing basically.

Just want to pick the brains of the forum a bit.

The obvious limitation with the G5 units come in no support beyond 10.5, currently the machine is loaded with 10.4 but I have sourced a unused copy of 10.5 still in the packaging which I will get if I go for this offer.

Correct me if I am wrong.
With 10.5 I can run Lightroom 2.x and Photoshop CS4 I can upgrade to memory to at least 8gb and slot in two SATA drives.

All in all a very solid machine to be used exclusively for editing.

Or I am missing the boat completely? hehe

Thanks in advance.
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