Came across a couple PowerMac G5s at a local thrift shop with no hard drives and no ram for cheap. I’d never owned an Apple product before, so I thought I’d start with something more inexpensive. I’ll probably hang on to one of them for a while and maybe try and sell the other.
In the video, I start with a hardware tour and then go through (in guide format) how to install/upgrade the memory and hard drive in these computers (it’s a lot easier than some of their other products) and also show what’s involved in doing a clean install of the latest version of OSX for this computer.
00:00 – Introduction
00:48 – Tour and Observations
02:13 – RAM Installation
03:51 – Hard Disk Drive Installation
05:43 – Operating System Installation Prerequisites
07:36 – DVD Drive Opening Instructions
08:06 – Operating System Installation (OSX 10.5.8)
12:53 – First Boot
16:12 – Notes on software compatibility
Apple PowerMac G5
Dual PowerPC IBM G5 1.8Ghz Processors
NVidia GeForce FX5200 base stock graphics
2GB DDR PC3200 RAM (4 512MB Pieces)
120GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM Hard Drive
Stock Apple Pioneer or Hitachi-LG DVD Drive
Stock Apple Bluetooth Card
Built in Mono Speaker
Resources: (sorry for the torrent links, if these ever run out of seeds, let me know, and I can upload them someplace)
OSX 10.4 Install DVD (to burn the image, simply change the extension to .ISO and proceed using your favorite software): http://kickass.to/mac-os-x-10-4-tiger…
OSX 10.5.8 Install .DMG Image file (NEW! Updated 12/31/2014): https://mega.co.nz/#!wggEWTaC!kx7Izwl…
OSX 10.5.8 Image Documentation (PDF): https://mega.co.nz/#!twZ1CTBS!J46QfbV…
FAQ on using PowerPC Mac PCs in modern times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da5vf…
Good Place to get PowerPC Software: http://www.powerpcsoftware.com/
Modern Firefox Based Browser (TenFourFox, depricated): http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenf…
Modern WebKit Based Browser („Leopard Webkit”, this one is actually really good):http://code.google.com/p/leopard-webkit/
Fairly Modern Firefox PowerPC Browser (AuroraFox): https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/433…
Latest Version of Office is 2004 and 2008. Available on your favorite torrent site.
Other Major Release software can be located as well by first finding the latest PowerPC compatible version and then searching for that version on your favorite torrent site.
Thanks for watching.
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