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    Mar 04, 2011
    Smile iMacG4 Cube 17 Monitor -need advice on purchase
    I am in the process of buying a G4 I mac w 17 in monitor w 2GB mem and 80 GB w 10.4.1
    is there any down side to this purchase
    it for just for simple applications word processing , internet browsing , photo shop and Netflix for a high school student

    How is the power issue w the cube and and trends on any hardware failure ?

    JC :

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Imac 27", 3.3GHz, 512 flash storage, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra.
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Is it an iMac or is it a Cube as you seem a little confused as to what you want? The Cube was the forerunner of the Mac Mini and if you do a Google you will find Cube owners forums on the 'net. This is a G4 cube:-

    Later Minis were faster:-

    Whatever it is upgrade the OS to X.4.11 for starters and PowerPC processors have limitations but will do what you ask well, particularly if it is a later 1.25GHz or faster iMac.
    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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