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Old Feb 4, 2011, 4:11 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a change of computer & I've seen an ad for a G4 Mac computer. It's described as a "server" computer.

I don't want to set up my own web site - I only want to send & receive email, visit web sites like Steve's Digicams, and process pictures with Photoshop.

Would a Mac G4 server computer work just as well as any ordinary G4 Mac computer for my needs? Or would it be quite unsuitable?
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Old Feb 4, 2011, 4:28 PM   #2
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I'd avoid it. It's a PowerPC based system that is getting harder to find software for now that Apple has migrated to Intel and stopped supporting the older machines with newer versions of OS X. Some Linux distros still support it. But, I'd still avoid it as a newer platform would give you more software choices as well as better "bang for the buck".

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Adobe doesn't support the older G4 systems with it's latest versions like CS5 either (it's only available for Intel based platforms).
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 7:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Jim for that advice. Taking everything into account I think I'm going to stay - at least for the next year or two - with my HP a1130n and HPw2007 monitor.
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