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Journal Journal: My older systems

I have two 'legacy' Macs, both with powerPC (PPC) processors.

The 2001 model has 256M of RAM, the 2004 model has 512M of RAM. Both were abandoned by Apple long ago, and no longer
enjoy the ability to run the current MacOS. This is a problem when depending on a single vendor for everything.

My 2009-vinage computer has 6G of RAM, an Intel CPU, but it's not a Mac. It runs Linux, and can run other OSes as well, but I only do that with virtualization.

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Journal Journal: Why can't I buy an Intel Processor for my older PCI Mac?

Imagine an Intel processor card with RAM that lets me put a Core DUO in my old PCI PowerMac. (7300-9600 series Macs).
The display would be slower than today's gear, but that's a fair tradeoff to get extra life out of an old machine.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval