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What to do with a G4 450Mhz cube


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Hi all,

I have an old G4 450MHz cube. The question is, any suggestions on what I can use it for? I don't really want to make it into a Macquarium for fish and it still works.

Or do I just keep it in the closet as a glorified paper weight?

Yes, I have a problem letting perfectly good working computers go even if they are rather outdated.

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Roland

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Just sell it on e-Bay. There's probably someone out there that wants it for it's original purpose...AS A COMPUTER!

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

And further to what Nick says, there actually are cube collectors, due to its uniqueness. Take a photo of it and sell it on eBay, stating you have the original software and install discs, keyboard, mouse, power cord etc if that is the case.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Hey Roland,

Might be a bit of a late reply here, but i use my G4 Cube all the time:
A G4 Cube with Tiger and iTunes and some nice speakers is perfectly capable as a jukebox (USB or FW only)
Dropbox makes it a great back-up for your important documents, or even as a second desktop work computer - I run Pages 09 on mine fine.

Those are some ideas anyway!

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Hi all,

I have an old G4 450MHz cube. The question is, any suggestions on what I can use it for? I don't really want to make it into a Macquarium for fish and it still works.

Or do I just keep it in the closet as a glorified paper weight?

Yes, I have a problem letting perfectly good working computers go even if they are rather outdated.

Thanks,

Roland

Atlanta GA
Hey Dude! Im in Atlanta down by the airport...Give It TO ME!
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LOL Problem solved?
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