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What to do with an old eMac?
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throw away? sell it?
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Fish tank
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Make a diorama for your anime figurines
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>>52530735
shove it up your vagina
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>>52530735
I have the same emac, still no idea what to do with it. Just kinda sits there reminding me of simpler times. Bought it used for $30 for nostalgia lol
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>>52530749
wow the macquarium is an established thing
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>>52530859
>>52530735
I have an old eMac with defunct HD and CD, and, when I find some time and scrap parts, I have a plan to turn it into nostalgy OS9 machine (my only slightly newer Mac will not boot into OS9 anymore). Maybe try the same?
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>>52530735
Depends if you can put it some place that would be useful. Personally I don't have a PC at my work bench so I'd install Linux and set it up there for when I need to look something up or just stream music or videos.
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>>52530735
install bubble trouble
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sell it on craigslist for $400
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>>52530996
I have a slot loading iMac G3 450MHz with a gig of ram in it running Mac OS 9.1 and I want to install OSX 10.4 on it so it can be somewhat useful. Only thing is I have no idea how to upgrade it and whether or not I can just burn a DVD with an iso found online.
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>>52531264
With an free app Disco, You can (depend of ISO)... but it's an OSX app... But maybe on Win You can too. Check first on everymac.com or somewhere similar place if Your machine is actually capable of (seems it is http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/faq/imac-g3-macos-preinstalled-macos-9-x-compatibility.html). Place a disc in the slot and choose proper system in Startup Disk control panel or just start it with 'c' key pressed. The rest is simple. I dunno if it destroy your OS9, put probably not.
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no one stated the obvious:
>install gentoo
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>>52530735
Get a second one and use emacs on your emacs.
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Install OS9 or a powerPC version of linux and jack off to the nostolgia and/or the fact that you're running a powerPC linux distro
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gut it and make act house. my cats likes his.
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>>52532342
I bought some imac g3 for $5 a piece, gutted them, dremeled off the sharp bits inside, and threw a pillow in there, sold them for $50 a piece on craigslist.
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>>52530735
>os9 machine for old games and DAWs
>aesthetic clock/terminal/other display piece
>basic productivity system
>DVD player
>programming, explore the PowerPC architecture
>sell it or donate it to someone who needs a computer for job applications or email

A computer's a computer senpai, the possibilities are limitless.
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>>52531264
You can, installed OS 8.6 on my Power Mac G3/400 and 10.3 on my iMac G4/800 using burned media.

The only time you have to worry about shit like that is special snowflake UNIX boxes like SGI systems.
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>>52531264
god why, that thing is infinitely more useful with the massive Macintosh Garden abandonware library for 9.1 than crawling along at a snails pace running 10.4 with no software. ultimately the only practical advantage you'll get is being able to browse the web with JS on but it will be so excruciating that you might as well kill yourself
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>>52532540
well I (>>52531511) used this 700 mhz emac as my main machine from 2007 till 2014 and still use 10.4 on a slightly newer PowerMac. And only recently I started to feel a need for upgrade, but it is still usable OS anyway.
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>>52530735
Turn it into a vaporwave media server and never use it again.
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>>52532624
daily drove a high-end config early '02 iMac G4 with 10.4 through most of the summer, it was usable but it was noticeably slow even for me as a patient shitbox collector who's used to dealing with older hardware being pushed like that

there's still nothing stopping him from doing it of course, I just don't really think it will be as "useful" as he thinks it will be
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>>52532342
>>52532422
>Poisoning the neighbors' cats with toxic metals and chemicals.

Good job anon. The world needs less cats.
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>>52534678
>The world needs fewer cats.
Fixed.
So many cats, so few recipes.
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Try to overclock it, get tired of putting it back together and taking it apart because you can't get it to boot now, and leave it in your garage for 3 years.

Oh wait, that's me
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>>52531856
Yo Dawg...
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>>52530735
Give it to your local LGBT-orphans-of-AIDS-babbies association.
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>>52530735
Sharpie in pooper
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>>52530735
Smash it
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>>52530735
Why does that image look so good? Oh yeah, CRTs are still superior tech.
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>>52530735

01) take camera and start recoding
02) open a picture of baby goat
03) ejaculate on screen
04) pour oil on it
05) lit fire
06) sing numa numa song while emac burns
07) stop recoding when emac stops working
08) upload video to youtube
09) monetize video
10) shill video on /b/
11) ...
12) profit.
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>>52535159
Notice how no one laughed. That's the story of your life
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Disassemble it and put a Raspberry Pi or some shit inside. Although it's originally a piss-poor PPC Mac, there are two things that makes it stand out:
• It's a really, really comfy CRT
• The form factor is cute

It'd be a shame to throw it away. It's the last computer Apple made before they went full "display and a leg lol" -mode
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I have a dead one that I want to make into a shitty gaming computer because why the fuck not. LTT could make a system in that ugly ass mini nuke, so its possible.
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I used to use my old powermac g4 as an emulator machine for mame and shit and as a music player, it was pretty good. I kind of regret throwing it away
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>>52530735
I keep mine at the foot of my bed. Use it for browsing and movies, occasionally games
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I'll buy it from you.
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>>52540749
What screen would up put?
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>>52532777
>vaporwave media server
So you only keep aesthetic backgrounds and vaporwave cassette rips on it?
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>>52530735
Sell it to some hipster faggot for mad cash
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This website still has some mac os stuff on it if you decide to use it op
http://www.pangeasoft.net/downloads.html
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>>52542055
>2016
not having a fireport cassette player to rip your cassettes to an imac
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>>52542179
neat.
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>>52538663
The original hardware would kick the shit out of an RPi.
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>>52538663
>It'd be a shame to throw it away. It's the last computer Apple made before they went full "display and a leg lol" -mode

Funny you should mention that, since the eMac's purpose was to serve as a classroom computer, since the G4 iMac at the time was not durable enough to be used in a classroom.
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>>52541958
I haven't found a good 17" 16:10 screen on eBay (and I'm not sure they exist), but it would have the ability to have 1-2 external monitors also anyways. I want the emac itself to look relatively stock.
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>>52544066
They don't. You could use that same display and just put new insides
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>>52544184
Where though?
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>>52544371
The actual computer part is not very large
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>>52544384
>>52544371
You might need a small fruit board or atom board.
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small boat anchor
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>>52530735
this
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Install Tiger onto it and be amazed at how it's still more usable than Windows.
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>>52538663
>"piss poor" PowerPC Mac
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>>52541958
>17" 16:10
You need 5:4 if you want this thing to look right.
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>>52546235
Thanks. I was wondering what was nagging at me while looking at monitors on eBay. Seems to be 1280*1024 dells for about $25
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>>52534770
i've heard cat soup is popular, serve it on the side with fried potato slices.
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