Last week I told you how the old G4 Gigabit Ethernet went to meet it’s maker. It’s probably in Computer Heaven now where Steve Jobs is complaining that the fans in it are too loud.
I was going to buy the same machine and just transfer the RAM and parts to the new Gigabit Ethernet machine, but the seller I usually rely on never did get back to me. I took my search to the internet and I found a deal on a Dual G4 Power Mac from a reputable seller that was too good to pass up. It was less expensive than I was going to pay for the replacement G4, so I placed the order and a large cardboard box arrived last Friday.My son and I went about the task of unboxing our used/new-to-us Dual G4 1.25 GHz Power Mac. We were going to PARTY like it was 2003!
Upon opening the box, my son and I were met with a sea of pink packing peanuts. These guys made damn sure that the computer was going to arrive from Columbus, Ohio in one piece. They packed it with more foam peanuts than I ever remember seeing. I started digging them out and putting them in a plastic trash bag. They are going to come in handy when I have some shipping to do. Static electricity wrought havoc on us and little bits of styro-foam clung to everything.
After several inches of packing peanuts, we finally hit pay-dirt and uncovered the familiar form of a Apple Power Mac mummified in bubble-wrap and tape. I carefully unwrapped it wanting to save the packing in case it had to go back.
Finally, the boy makes acquaintance of his new G4 Power Mac. There were some minor scuffs here and there, but it looked to be in beautiful condition overall. Now there was only one thing left to do. The seller did not include a system installation so I threw a hard drive with a system on it inside, hit the power button and…
BONG! It powered up. My son has a new-to-us computer. I always wanted to fiddle around with a dual G4, and here is my chance. I’ll be curious to see if it’s faster than the old G4 with the single processor 1.6 GHz upgrade in it.
NEXT WEEK: Transplanting Drives and Initial Impressions of the New Machine