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    considering switching to mac!
    beware! total newbie here!
    i am a windows and linux guy, and i am really courious about mac os X. but i really don't want to spend all that money on a new system. i was thinking of an old Imac around 400MHZ. but i want to install a bigger hard drive and probably more ram. i think i can get away with a normal IDE hard drive and PC ram, or am i worng?

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    Jun 25, 2004
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    PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
    Yep, normal IDE harddrive and PC100 SDRAM, just like older PCs had
    Depending on which iMac you get, you can up it to 1GB (2x512MB), and I think PC133 SDRAM will work too. They are easier to find nowadays...

    Check for specs on Macs.

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