03-19-2010, 07:41 AM #1
iBook File Server is AWWWEESOMEE!
- Member Since
- Jan 05, 2010
- Newbury Berkshiere UK
- 13" White MacBook 2ghz 4GB DDR2 Ram 320Gb HDD, 16GB iPhone, Craving a mac pro!
Recently a good friend of mine donated me an old "broken" iBook G4 he was given buy a family member to fix and keep,
But he gave to me to fix and use as a file server cause id been ranting on about building a FreeNas box for days,
Got her home plugged her in and with no real expectation hit the power button and Buuuuuung! got the chime of new life!
Even better i got a login screen too!
Although it was password protected so i did a fresh install of leopard and it worked like a charm...
The hard drive died on me a couple weeks in.. i figure that's what was wrong with it in the first place so i threw in an old 40 gig IDE drive i had lying around and she lives again!
In all honesty it works Great as a file server
My only gripe is the lack of gigabit ethernet other than that its great, it boots up automatically at 7:30 and shuts down at 1 in the morning..
It streams video to my xbox 360 using a program called rivet,
and shares my 1 TB Hitachi desk star with my entire network!
03-19-2010, 08:24 AM #2
Older Macs can be useful for a lot of different things.My Blog: Apple Laptops
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