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28 December, 2011

it's good to be back

If you've been following this blog, you might recall that I bought a Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz) in April 2004. Not long after that, I bought a 20-inch Apple Cinema Display (ADC version). Then in January 2007, I sold it to a friend.

Apple Power Mac G4 and Cinema Display

Two weeks ago, she gave me back the Power Mac G4 and the Cinema Display. Actually, she gave me back a super-charged one. (After she bought my Power Mac G4, she bought another identical one, but with all the upgrade options on.)

The hard drive failed. I replaced one and re-installed the operating system. The machine boots and works like new, just a bit noisy. Speed isn't great (at today's standard), but back then, it was pretty fast.

It was my main computer for many years, and there were quite a bit of memories with it.

Instead for installing Mac OS X Leopard (v.10.5), I decided to install Mac OS X Tiger (v.10.4) on it. What am I going to do with it? I haven't decided it yet.

related blog entry:
bye bye Mac (8 January, 2007)
my Mac can see now! (11 September 2004)
it's super fast (15 April 2004)
the 20in has arrived (Apple Cinema Display 20-inch) (24 April, 2004)
it arrived today (G4 dual 1.42) (14 April 2004)

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Posted by Antony on 28 December 2011 9:43 AM | Mac hardware, all things Mac
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"What am I going to do with it? I haven't decided it yet."
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I suggest you will add it to your existing large power usage, and expensive bill!
But hey, it doesn't matter, anything could happen in 2012, enjoy!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 28 December 2011 7:20 PM.
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