New life for a very old Mac

Lately I have been disposing a bunch of very old Macs that just can’t keep up with the current software requirements. For fun installed Ubuntu on this 12 year old iMac and was very pleasantly surprised how easy it was to install. More importantly the tired old iMac is doing just fine browsing the web and creating files using Libre office.


I really like the G4 iMac bottom plate on the wall!

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I have a 2007 iMac (so, roughly same vintage as yours?) which is running Audio Hijack Pro, keeping a full copy of my Dropbox and Photos library cached on my LAN, and running some other automations.

It can’t be upgraded past El Capitan (10.11.6) but that’s OK for what I need.

Very impressed with its long life. I think it cost me about $2,000 back in 2007.

Problem with Apple hardware is that its so good that at one point it just cant keep
up with the software.

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Yup. I’ve still got a black MacBook that can’t be upgraded past 10.7 Lion but the hardware is fine.

Install ubuntu on it and you will be pleasantly surprised how much life is left in this thing.
A specially when you install some ram
and a small ssd in it.