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TenFourFox brings Firefox 4 to PPC Macs

Firefox 4 received quite a bit of fanfare when it finally rolled out of beta. Unfortunately for some Mac users, Mozilla decided to drop support for PowerPC processors and therefore Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger from FF4, meaning that G3, G4 and G5 users were left out in the cold. If you're one of these...

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iTunes versions older than 10.0 now incompatible with iTunes Store

A 9to5Mac tipster has discovered that Apple is apparently not officially supporting the iTunes Store for older G3 iMacs and any Macs that need to run older versions of iTunes. This isn't really surprising; if Apple won't support software for those older computers, it's unlikely that the company...

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Flash beta update, Perian gets a refresh

There were two minor video plug-in related updates last night. First Adobe released a new beta of their Flash Player 10.1 beta 2 (this on the heels of a set of security patches for the stable release version last week). Flash 10.1 is introducing a host of new features, but is primarily aimed at the...

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Etsy creator turns old Macs into new clocks

Here's one really cool way to recycle an old Mac. Etsy seller pixelthis has turned the panels of retired Macs into clocks. pixelthis has already sold one clock made from the side of a G3. The seller currently has a clock made from the side panel of a G4 for $59USD and from the front cover of a G4...

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Macintosh G3 vs. a 45-foot cliff

Have you ever gotten to the point where you just wanted to take your out-of-date Macintosh and toss it over a cliff? Bill Detwiler over at TechRepublic decided to just that. In a series of pictures that he calls "G3 versus the cliff", Detweiler reveals how the G3 stood up to a 45-foot fall....

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Weekend Review: This week's rigs

Each week, we recap the Rigs of the Day that have graced our pages over the past seven days, and crown a "Rig of the Week." Here is the current entry. It's a rather short list this time around, folks. GeoffMyers showed the Blue and White G3 that he painted black this week, and Brendan Lynch posted a...

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Rig of the Day: The black Blue and White G3

While perusing our Flickr pool this morning, we decided, "It's time for a mod post." Behold the Blue and White G3 that's been painted black. It looks pretty good, Geoff. "Power Mac G3 Black Mod" posted by GeoffMyers. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload photos into our...

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Rig of the Day: Hand me that screwdriver

How do you ensure that your kids will grow up to be Mac addicts? Start them early. This kid is well on his way (though his work methods still seem a bit crude). "Kid exploring BW G3" posted by OndraSoukup. If you'd like to see your own rig featured here, simply upload photos into our group Flickr...

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Rig of the Day: Powerbooks

Today's Rig shot features three vintage PowerBooks: A PowerBook Duo 2300c, a PowerBook G3 (bronze keyboard) and a PowerBook 3400c, all up and running. I've got a 3400c myself that I intend to turn into a picture frame some day (because I have so much free time). I was once given a Powerbook 150 for...

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Rig of the Day: One more headless Powerbook

Ok, I just couldn't resist one posting one more Powerbook minus its display. Open the door, slide out the tray and your media center "flat Mac" is ready. Let this image be a reminder: Whoever says to you, "That old Mac is useless" just isn't a very inventive person....

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