Freecycle for (interesting) old computers?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Tue Jan 23 11:40:55 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:17:13AM +0000, Andy Armstrong wrote:
> I've been meaning to do something fun with my old 9600/233 but I can't
> quite decide what.

If it doesn't have at least a G3 processor, or cannot be upgraded to at
least 256MB of RAM, I suggest you put it in the bin because it's not going
to run any modern OSX. You could stick Linux on it, but you can find nicer
machines on the side of the road.

Although you could always stick BeOS on it and play with it for a few hours
before dragging it to the kerb.

> That machine used to be /so/ fast. Wonder what happened?

We got the taste of multimedia and 3D games which all rape CPU power.

The only two applications that I use that don't work well on my old 500MHz
G4 are iTunes and World of Warcraft. Not working well is a bit of an
understatement in the latter case, although it does still run, at about 3fps
with unaccelerated video.

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