PPC Challenge Day 4

Back with us today is Greg Thompson with his update.

Day 4

Starting to enjoy actually using this PPC every day. Checking email and Facebook is a daily routine using the built in email client and ten4fox. I ran geekbench just for the fun of it and got the score in the provided screen shot. Again using iCloud email is different as I have to use the web interface to check my email. It does work but is a little bit slower than if I could use my email client. There are several blogs on the internet on how to get iCloud email working with 10.5.8 but I haven’t been able to make them work. I am sure that iCloud has changed over the time that those blogs were posted and no longer will work with 10.5.8’s email client. Plus the fact that I do have two factor authentication turned on probably has a lot to do with it now. Actually using Safari is much better for Facebook than using ten4fox. Safari defaults into mobile mode for Facebook and is much faster than using ten4fox in full website mode.

Had to clean my 2008 MacBook I acquired from Jay after he got it from a new source of Apple stuff he has access to now. My workbench is located in the corner of the room and the iMac G4 is next to the desk. Because of the swivel arm I was able to use it to bring up the iFixit website and turn it towards my desk to show me the detailed tear down procedure on the MacBook. So this will be my second PPC I have used during the challenge. It is an iMac PowerMac 6,3 with a 1GHz CPU, 2GB Memory and running OS X 10.4.11. If you look at the picture from day 3 you can see the iMac on the right side and part of my work desk on the right of that.

At the end of the night played some UT2004 but only against bots since no one decided to show up.

So far the experience has been pretty good using my PPC for most of the tasks I normally would do on an Intel based Mac. On to Day 5.

PowerMac G5, Dual 2.3GHz, 8GB RAM, 10.5.8 Leopard on an SSD

Garrett Green had a brief update:

All is quiet and normal as far regular browsing and 360p video watching goes. Also, confirmed, one cannot stream playoff football on a G5 in 2019.

Power Mac G5, Dual 2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 10.5.8 Leopard

And James had an even brief-er-er update:

Firing snowballs out of cannons! Oh and Snowmen are relentless sentries. Yep, more Minecraft Testing.

PowerMac G4 (Sawtooth), Dual 500MHz, 1GB RAM, Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB, HDD’s with Tiger and Leopard

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