G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...)

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 17:58:14 CDT 2016

On 12 September 2016 at 23:10, Richard Loken <rlloken at telus.net> wrote:
> Meanwhile, I am on my second mac Mini

Actually, now that you come to mention it, so am I. I had -- have -- a
G4 as well as the Core i5 I'm typing on. It was never my main machine,

The thing I like about the minis, I guess, is that I have free choice
of display, keyboard and mouse. I like iMacs -- I have a dead G5, too
-- but they're not very expandable and if they die you can't reuse the

Whereas my Mac mini has 3rd party RAM and both an SSD and an HD
(upgrades from a Toshiba desktop-replacement notebook that the Mac
replaced) on a 3rd party bracket, and I'm using a Dell 5-button mouse
and an Apple Extended keyboard from '97 or so, on a 3rd-party ADB-USB
adaptor. And a pair of mismatched 2nd hand 23" LCDs.

All cheap, all used and repurposed. I don't like Apple's modern
keyboards, mice, trackpads etc., so if I bought a new iPad, they'd be
effectively wasted. The Retina iMac has a lovely screen, but it's also
jolly expensive and these sub-$100 used items are good enough.

Small, cheap, quiet, does the job.

And with the original '80s keyboard, it _feels_ (and sounds) like a
proper (i.e. '80s) Mac when I'm typing on it. :-)

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