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    Question Share computer hardware over network?
    I've got a question. I have the new aluminum iMac upstairs and an old power mac downstairs. can I, iver the network, share their resources, so my iMac works better? Is there software for that?

    I just want to borrow the RAM and CPU from the powermac. Please tell me of softwares that do that. and if I'm asking in the wrong place, please tell me where to ask.

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    Question Share computer hardware over network?
    I've got a question. I have the new aluminum iMac upstairs and an old power mac downstairs. can I, over the network, share their resources, so my iMac works better? Is there software for that?

    I just want to borrow the RAM and CPU from the powermac. Please tell me of softwares that do that. and if I'm asking in the wrong place, please tell me where to ask.

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    btw the imac is on leopard and the powermac is a PPC tiger.

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    Share computer hardware over network?
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    To put it simply, no.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    heh oops
    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
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    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    To put it simply, no.
    and to put not simply?

    aaand will the ppc powermac ram fit in my imac?

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    Look up the various specs of the 2 machines here and you can quickly see if RAM is compatible

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    You would need similar hardware architecture and an AIX-like hypervisor to control them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfefan View Post

    aaand will the ppc powermac ram fit in my imac?
    to save you the time of looking it up - no, it will not fit in your iMac
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    you could however use the powermac as networked storage.
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