Freecycle for (interesting) old computers?

Andy Armstrong andy at
Tue Jan 23 12:02:45 GMT 2007

On 23 Jan 2007, at 11:40, Peter Corlett wrote:
> 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.

Oh sure - it's no use really. But I'm attached to it.

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

Did that a while ago.

>> 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.


Andy Armstrong,

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