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May 14, 2013, 11:50:11 AM
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- 933 MHz G4 processor
- 1.5 Gb RAM
- 4 x USB 2.0 via PCI expansion card
- ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card w/ both ADC and DVI connectors

- 2 hard drives, 60 Gb and 100 Gb
- DVD superdrive
- Gigabit ethernet
- 2 x Firewire 400
- 2 x USB 1.0
- 56k Modem
- Apple USB keyboard and mouse
- Logitech stereo speakers

This is the Quicksilver model, one of the few capable of running OS 9 natively and able to boot the latest PowerPC compatible version of OS X, Leopard (10.5).  It has been significantly upgraded and expanded with the maximum RAM, a USB 2.0 expansion card, an upgraded ATI graphics card, and a second hard drive. The graphics card will work with any DVI monitor (or VGA with an adapter) or any proprietary Apple Display with an ADC connector.  It is also capable of driving dual monitors.

It is currently running a fresh install of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), iLife '09 and iWork '09.

As a bonus, I am throwing in a USB extension cable, since the cable on the Apple keyboard is not long enough to reach the Power Mac when sitting on the floor.  Note that the monitor is *not* included, it is just there to show the system is working.

Everything is in great condition and working perfectly.  Available for local pickup in Toronto only.  Asking 2 BTC, but offers will be considered.
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Update: price reduced to 1.5 BTC.
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May 22, 2013, 02:54:27 AM
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- 933 MHz G4 processor
- 1.5 Gb RAM
- 4 x USB 2.0 via PCI expansion card
- ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card w/ both ADC and DVI connectors

- 2 hard drives, 60 Gb and 100 Gb
- DVD superdrive
- Gigabit ethernet
- 2 x Firewire 400
- 2 x USB 1.0
- 56k Modem
- Apple USB keyboard and mouse
- Logitech stereo speakers

This is the Quicksilver model, one of the few capable of running OS 9 natively and able to boot the latest PowerPC compatible version of OS X, Leopard (10.5).  It has been significantly upgraded and expanded with the maximum RAM, a USB 2.0 expansion card, an upgraded ATI graphics card, and a second hard drive. The graphics card will work with any DVI monitor (or VGA with an adapter) or any proprietary Apple Display with an ADC connector.  It is also capable of driving dual monitors.

It is currently running a fresh install of Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), iLife '09 and iWork '09.

As a bonus, I am throwing in a USB extension cable, since the cable on the Apple keyboard is not long enough to reach the Power Mac when sitting on the floor.  Note that the monitor is *not* included, it is just there to show the system is working.

Everything is in great condition and working perfectly.  Available for local pickup in Toronto only.  Asking 2 BTC, but offers will be considered.


One other cool aspect of this machine is excellent security through obscurity.  Due to the G4 CPU it is almost incapable of running modern viruses yet it is a (slow) but usable machine for browsing.   

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May 27, 2013, 02:25:46 PM
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That really brings up a good idea. PowerPC macs for bitcoin wallets: More secure than modern PC's or tablets?

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June 01, 2013, 01:03:00 AM
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Well, security through obscurity is never a good practice, but yeah, a mostly offline PPC system that is only used to store a bitcoin wallet is probably fairly secure (assuming the wallet software actually runs on PPC Macs).  Or, more practically, a virtual machine that is used only for that purpose and is fully patched (and not windows) would also be good.

Anyway, I am going to reduce the price further to 1 BTC, firm.  I suppose I could sell this on ebay or craigslist for regular cash and then buy bitcoins with the proceeds, but I was hoping to make my first real, true bitcoin sale.  Thanks for the interest.  Also, I do have photos if anyone wants to see them.
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