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G5 new guy help?

by SecretAgentX9 / December 8, 2012 12:32 PM PST

ive had a pc all my life, i just found a powermac g5 on craigslist for dirt cheap and i have been meaning to make the switch for sometime now. i know hardly anything about anything apple so i turned here for help. just go over the basics and how, and what to do to set up internet( i have wireless) and everything i should know. here is what it says under the Hardware: overview, and yes its running osx 10.5.8 Mac G5

Processor Dual 2 GHz Powerpc G5
Memory 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM
Startup Disk MacintoshHD

Model Name: Powermac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac11,2
Processor Name: PowerPC G5 (1.L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 Mb
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 1 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.7f1

i dont know if you need to know the serial number or the hardware UUID, but i thought it would be best not to include it.

my main question is what is the best way to set up internet? through a Ethernet over power do-hickey? and what are the basics ill need to know to start me off on this computer. i do alot of video editing and i read this is pretty darn good for it. any help is greatly appreciated!

also, when i turn up the volume in either audio ports going to my headphones it gets super distorted, any idea as to why? this is super important because i do alot of video editing and music is everything in my life.

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Please don't.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2012 1:27 PM PST
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Unless this is nearly free I strongly suggest you avoid PPC machines. Folk gripe a lot about not getting current apps and more.

Again, unless it's free, I would never let a PPC in my door.
Bob

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(NT) Agreed!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 8, 2012 11:58 PM PST
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