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Aralia asked, "What can you do with a G5?" but has wall moderation turned on so I can't reply. Setting aside all the things that fall under the category of "everything you can do with a modern Mac but slower":

  • Use it as a "spare room" computer with Mac OS X 10.5 and TenFourFox, an up-to-date build of Firefox that still supports the G5

  • heat your house

  • Hide it in a corner and use it as a print server or iTunes sharing server

  • Install Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and use the Classic environment to play old-ish Macintosh games without the hassle and instability of BasiliskII and SheepShaver

  • turn it into an ugly PC

  • Hang out with other people who like old Macs

  • Sell it for scrap metal because, twelve years after the birth of the G5, even early Intel Macs are being discarded :\

  • Break it out when you need to deal with government offices and lawyers... yes, there's a built-in fax modem! Eat that, trash can Mac Pro!

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Comment by John on November 1, 2015 at 6:17am

I came here to mention TenFourFox :)  Also you forgot one, take the side door off and just stare at the beauty of it :P

Comment by John on November 1, 2015 at 6:19am

Also for her sake, let's hope it's not one of the liquid cooled models.

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