Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2007 16:04 UTC
Apple About one year ago, I sold my iBook G4 in order to buy the then upcoming MacBook. Due to an unexpected change of plans (I moved to a new house), that MacBook never reached my desk; I still really missed having a Mac around. Now, almost a year later, I am again back on Mac. So, what did I buy? A sleek black MacBook? An all-powerful Intel PowerMac quad-core? No. David, OSNews' owner, sent me his G4 Cube.
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I just bought one myself
by Wondercool on Thu 29th Mar 2007 16:59 UTC
Wondercool
Member since:
2005-07-08

What a coincidence, I just bought one myself.

Never used a Mac before and this was a great (read cheap) opportunity. The Cube still has to arrive from the US.

I was thinking about making it some sort of home/file server.

A couple of newbie Apple Cube questions:
- Is it easy to replace the 20gb disk with something more modern. And can the cube accommodate 2 drives?
- Will the Airport slot take only Apple stuff?

@laurence: I certainly hope the cube is reliable, else it's no good as a server ;)

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RE: I just bought one myself
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2007 17:06 in reply to "I just bought one myself"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The Airport slot takes only Airport (Apple) cards. Also, the AGP slot requires a special video card since there is not enough space to accommodate a larger, standard one.

As for changing drives, that's fairly easy. It can only house one, though.

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RE: I just bought one myself
by Laurence on Thu 29th Mar 2007 17:10 in reply to "I just bought one myself"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

@laurence: I certainly hope the cube is reliable, else it's no good as a server ;)


It maybe more stable with OSX running as, in my opinion, OS9 wasn't.

Good luck mate :-)

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