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Subject:Yesterday's car boot bargains...
Time:03:33 pm
...were an Apple USB keyboard (the full-layout aluminium version) and a Pro Mouse, plus a keyboard extension cable, for a total of £7.50.

And as if by magic, today's car boot bargain was another iMac G4, the 20" model, in very good nick and including an Airport Extreme wifi card - for a tenner!

It nearly did my back in getting it to the bus stop and home, but fortunately it's all one route so the actual journey was easy enough. Just in the throes of putting OS X 10.5 on it, which is the best way I know to ensure everything works, after which I might think about adding more RAM (it can theoretically take 2gb, currently .75gb) and shoving in the spare 320gb hard drive I've got knocking about somewhere. It may also need a PRAM battery and other maintenance. But with a bit of work it ought to sell for £100+ (if I don't succumb to the urge to keep it as my own retro-tech) and I am VERY pleased.
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Subject:Re: retro mac
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Time:2015-11-06 11:08 am (UTC)
The old G4s were mostly very nice machines - low power consumption, quiet, and surprisingly fast if you didn't use some of the clunkier applications. For eight years my main laptop was an iMac G4. The LCD iMacs with the dome base were a lovely design, and I've had several of different sizes, this is the biggest and I'm very tempted to keep it as a retro-computing shrine, but my flat is already way too full of old crap...
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