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Anybody Want An Old Mac?

I've inherited an old Macintosh Performa 6400/180 from a homeowner that I work with, and I have no idea what to do with it. It's not even remotely new enough to give me an excuse to learn OS X (some folks have gotten it to run, but I doubt it would run well). I don't know if it's even worth installing Debian's PowerPC Linux port to just tinker with it (I don't have room in my house or time for it and I don't need the frustration of trying to install it on this thing). I haven't bothered to boot the thing up to see what's even on it, software and OS-wise.

Generally, if I had an old PC, I know I could at least part it out and use some of it, but I don't know Mac hardware at all (it's been many years since I've opened one up). And I don't know if there are local charities that would take it (I'd like to see the thing put to use instead of just dumping it). Heck, if it were even possible, I could make a PC with off-the-shelf parts, but I'm not really thinking I want to tinker with it that much.

Any Mac geeks locally want the thing? I have a monitor and keyboard and mouse to go along with it. It's yours if you want it and can come get it (I live in Northeast Bend). Just email me at jake [at] this site's domain or comment here if you have any suggestions as to what I should do with it (and taking it out to the desert and shooting it full of holes is not an option).

Posted by Jake on 07/10/06 @ 05:31 PM
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