Any suggestion on what to do with my new old mac?

Posted:
in General Discussion edited January 2014
I just got this today.



What should I do with it?

Anyone know the specs?

What does it run?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Is that a Network Server 700? I can't quite make it out from your picture.



    If it is then it won't run any Mac OS. It'll run IBM AIX 4.1.4.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    soulcrushersoulcrusher Posts: 587member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Jambo

    Is that a Network Server 700? I can't quite make it out from your picture.



    If it is then it won't run any Mac OS. It'll run IBM AIX 4.1.4.




    I've also got an old PowerMac 6400 do you know if I can put any of its parts into this network server?
  • Reply 3 of 10
    fahlmanfahlman Posts: 723member
    Like Jambo said it's a Network Server. For specifications check out apple-history.com or The Apple Museum
  • Reply 4 of 10
    fahlmanfahlman Posts: 723member
    You might be able to run Gentoo on that thing.



    Network Servers are officially supported by YDL, Yellow Dog Linux.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    My advice: Turn it into a fridge. It would be super cool to open up the front of that and get beers out of it.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Splinemodel

    My advice: Turn it into a fridge. It would be super cool to open up the front of that and get beers out of it.



    Best idea i've heard so far. I might do that.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    whisperwhisper Posts: 735member
    If you've got hard-drives for it, I'd set it up as a backup server. If not, the fridge idea sounds as good as anything else. You might want to hold onto it though. I used to know some computer nerds who collected odd hardware.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Splinemodel

    My advice: Turn it into a fridge. It would be super cool to open up the front of that and get beers out of it.



    Damn rights!! Have it up on a shelf near your computer setup. The look on your friend's faces as you go over and grab a cold beer would be priceless.



    DO IT.



  • Reply 9 of 10
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    if you will turn it to a fridge, send me a pm. a friend of mine is building his own mac system (old old macs) and he might like to have the guts of that thing if you won't need them.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    mattjohndrowmattjohndrow Posts: 1,618member
    yes, fridge, yes, freezer, do it, do it, do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! then send me a beer.
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