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PowerPC processors were rendered obsolete when Apple released Snow Leopard in 2009. Like many other people, I have an old PowerPC Mac. More specifically, I have an older PowerMac G4. It can't even run Tiger, so I can barely run any software on it.
What can I use this computer for?

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This is rather vague. Make it useful for what? – Daniel Nov 14 '11 at 4:21
why is it not useful? what do you want to do with it? – Graeme Hutchison Nov 14 '11 at 11:53
Doorstop? Or more seriously, stick Linux on it. – Loop Space Nov 14 '11 at 12:00
You will not have any fun with Linux for PPC. – Max Ried Nov 14 '11 at 12:09
take of the side, take all the bits out, wipe a liquid plastic all over the inside, add a perspex side instead of the metal one, fill with water and fish. – Graeme Hutchison Nov 14 '11 at 12:27

Using it as a Doc/Print/Music/Video/Graphic server seems to be the normally advised course of action, however my main machine is still a G4 MDD with a G4 17 inch PB (Alli) as my secondary device and i still find them useful on a day to day basis. Why don't you pass it down to a younger/poorer member of your family or a friend?

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