Uses for old e-Macs?
I've got a number of old e-macs that are being disposed of tomorrow morning via our required disposal contractors.
But I'm feeling a last minute guilt about disposing of them even though they have laid unused for week over a year.
So... Any ideas for uses of these e-macs to give them a last minute reprieve?
Or is it time to buy Mac minis for any new Mac use?
I'm nearly certain they are 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4, 256MB RAM.
Haven't actually booted one up for ages so can't remember exactly.
Could see if the IT teaching department wants to use one as an internal web server for student projects (we have an old PC doing just that) - that spec will be sufficient to run a light Linux flavour w/httpd.
Use one as a kiosk-type machine for... something?
Hook them all up into a Beowulf cluster and make an (admittedly somewhat wimpy) parallel computing system?
Not really, but you might be able to get a few bucks for them on eBay. Might not be worth the effort though.
Originally Posted by SteveB_NI
With the maximum RAM upgrade (2GB is possible, 1GB will work fine), they'll run 10.5 happily. That gives access to much newer software potentially, though I know you can't use iLife 09 onwards or Office 2011 onwards. Still might be handy for a small suite.
Ah I remember the eMacs we had at my old school, they were nice for their time but obscenely heavy. To be honest these days they are so bulky I wouldn't reuse them in the school but I probably wouldn't send them for recycling either - someone woould surely find use for them as a basic computer suite
Browsing the Internet is going to be sloooooooow on a Mac with a 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4.
Neither Chrome or Firefox support 10.5 and/or PPC processors; and TenFourFox doesn't support Flash Player or Java (probably a good thing though).