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usbeehu

Admire it. It's a nice piece of hardware.


CounterSYNK

read it a bedtime story


CounterSYNK

An iPod enthusiast might want it if it has FireWire.


TheLastPrinceOfJurai

Every time I need to move massive amounts of data via USB I miss FireWire


VisitRomanticPangaea

Why is FireWire useful?


TheLastPrinceOfJurai

FireWire contains it own chip so it doesn’t tax the processor, it delivered more power and is much better for large data moves.


adolescentghost

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/06/the-rise-and-fall-of-firewire-the-standard-everyone-couldnt-quite-agree-on/amp/ Apple really screwed the pooch on that technology :(


TheLastPrinceOfJurai

Yes, indeed Apple screwed it over. Thanks for sharing the read.


VisitRomanticPangaea

Thank you!


exclaim_bot

>Thank you! You're welcome!


TheLastPrinceOfJurai

You’re welcome…FireWire forever!


CounterSYNK

Because it’s a fire wire


AlaskaShep

Yeah these have FireWire 400, though the white MacBooks of this generation also had it. I think only 3rd and 4th gen users would benefit from having FireWire on a Mac (source: my experience with using iPods and MacBooks for the last year and a half)


StagePuzzleheaded635

I’m an iPod guy, can confirm that if I had the space, I’d use it for that.


veepeedeepee

Also great for a vintage video enthusiast (see /r/camcorders) to capture DV via FireWire.


FriedChicken

Snow Leopard; Peak.


patrik67

How much I wanted one of these when I was a kid… It was my dream machine


[deleted]

Send it to me =)


[deleted]

This is getting traction on likes so I’m going to put out there if there’s any chance of that I’m open to negotiation genuinely. I love older tech and have nothing from Apple would love to give it a home.


Tanmang77

Shoot me a DM (“Step into my office”)


A_SnoopyLover

*~~But I want it.~~*


Jaizy-YTJK

Or send it to me


Noshameinhoegame

Take the screen off it and mail it to fix mine, or play some older games on it. I out simcity 4 on mine


FTFreddyYT

Give me a Price. Or if you just want to be rid of it ill take it. ;)


cindy6507

I have one of those to run Filemaker 5 on. I print christmas card labels once a year.


PezatronSupreme

Maybe install a Linux distro and use it as a media server?


Neil94403

I taught my kids linux on the command line of this iMac (2005)


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[удалено]


PezatronSupreme

Bruh, after some HTML and SQL learning C was another level


PezatronSupreme

*FreeBSD


coladoir

*Bash, GNU+BSD tools, and POSIX-compliant syntax if you want to be pedantic at least be correct lol.


NatureBoyJ1

I use mine as a CD streamer. Built-in CD drive for ripping.


platetone

I've installed Linux on the same model for my kids.


Loveandafortyfive

Turn it into a jukebox.


bakedsamurai420

Awesome idea


Loveandafortyfive

I have some decent speakers hooked up to my white iBook and a shit ton of mp3s on iTunes.


oneharmlesskitty

Play music or make it a weather station


Cube-Gleamer

G5 or intel?


Tanmang77

Intel


Dr_des_Labudde

So space heater is off the table, then…


Tough_Block_5075

Put ubuntu budgie on it!


Breklin76

Save it for 30 yrs and sell it for $30k


zibo29

Turn it in a DIY putting a m1 Mac mini inside it and start using it again ;)


MaybeAMarble

Why gut a perfectly working iMac to put an M1 mini inside it? There is no point using the internal display since it's a rather poor quality 20" display that is only 1680x1050 and not IPS, OLED or even VA. Might as well install Tiger/SnowLeopard/Windows XP and use it as originally intended to play old games and software, or run a 32-bit linux distro and use it as a media player.


zibo29

Yes it’s a “pity” for a perfectly working but quite useless Mac in todays standards - it was only a niche idea as a tempting DIY project


MaybeAMarble

Not useless if you know how to use it right. Obviously that all depends on what OP wants to do with it. You can't expect streaming services to work properly, or at most in SD, but for playing with old software (of which there are many communities throughout the internet) it's still great.


sky_porkchop

install a 64 bit core 2 duo and install windows 10. I’ve done it and it works surprisingly well.


RealMudflapper

Yep! I installed one of those a few years ago. I should have replaced the internal drive at the same time because it has since died and I really don’t wanna take that thing apart again. Offhand, would you happen to know if I could use OCLP on it since it’s upgraded with the core 2 duo?


sky_porkchop

It doesn’t hurt to try! I haven’t tried personally.


sassemblyman

I’ll spare the story, but the answer is no.


RealMudflapper

The processor I put in was probably a T7600. I take it OCLP might need a T9300 or T5000, and I probably can't put that in an iMac 6,1, right?


NatureBoyJ1

I replaced the internal drive on mine. The second one died, too. Now I use an external drive. Not fast, but works.


RealMudflapper

I remember a few years ago you could get a Firewire enclosure for next to nothing. Not anymore. If I could find a cheap one I'd probably grab it and try to use this li'l guy for something.


Sergietor756

Eat it


cox008

I miss mine. Had that same year. Got stolen from my house in ‘09. First and last iMac. Been on MacBook or air since. Always think about getting another one!


stateofyou

Install VLC and use it for movies and shows that you have on your hard drives etc. play music on it.


r3808040

Quite nonsense because of the old graphics card, would run quite slow.


stateofyou

It should be fine for DIVX


zaptra

Leave it on screen saver slide show of all your 2006 photos.


mlaislais

Mount it on the wall and use it as a calander or weather station


quantitative101

Thats worth some money (not a LOT), but definitely enough to buy yourself something new like a mouse or keyboard. So sell it on ebay or something. Or keep it, your choice. You could still use it for other stuff, like a minecraft server or a network-wide adblocker (you could use a rpi tho).


adamisapple

Funny you reminded me of a bout 10 years back when I used a 1,1 Mac Pro for a Minecraft server. Those were simpler times


2019hollinger

Run Linux OS


shyouko

Mine died, else it would be running Debian 9


black-rhombus

Honestly, and call me crazy but this might be crazy in a good way. I'd find a way to put it in the shower. I need a computer in the shower. This is a perfect test bed for the idea.


Will_Pitts1

I installed windows 11 on mine. With a custom boot loader and modded iso


bigsmallhands

Donate to an antique shop?


ScynnX

Why donate to a for profit establishment?


babymanteenboy

I installed [windows 7](https://www.reddit.com/r/windows/comments/yr5dbo/got_windows_7_fully_working_with_aero_on_a_2006/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) on mine. Runs surprising well. I upgraded my ram to 3gb (most it can handle) and it works


IronGhost63

Drop test


pedroattheborder

Give it to a school or Senior Citizens home


mmarollo

Most schools can’t use something that old. Also they’ve all converted to Chromebooks


pedroattheborder

I'm sure any IT dept. of any school would put that to good use, most likely internally to play games or to disassemble and play with one way or another


orblox

So why not just do that for yourself? A school can find money in a budget to do that


pedroattheborder

A good will gesture, sheeze what a fuckin Dumb topic! The guy wants to dump his computer not keep it.


orblox

Who said he would dump it bruh???


pedroattheborder

Because it's old and he should donate it and get a new one


XUniverse100

bury it underground


ADHDmanChild

Pee on it


Redstocks85

My first Mac was the first gen iMac G5. I always thought the design was so beautiful.


Ok-Doggie

What model? If it’s the first C2D series I would say consider a very lightweight Linux distro with 2GB RAM. If it’s a C2D model capable of taking 4GB of RAM, paired with an SSD it will even run Windows 11 relatively well.


Derision64

Love it with all your heart.


YUSEIIIIIII

Enjoy and admire it, or put it in my apartment so I can enjoy and admire it. (Along with my clamshell, G4, and eMac.)


Sims2Enjoy

Play Sims 3 and watch DVDs on it(They actually run sims 3 really well) they’re awesome machines


nikkome

Create a slideshow and use it as a fancy picture frame


davidhepworth_

I used one last year to import a load of mini dv tapes using iMovie.


pseudo-nimm1

Plug an external SSD in and use it as network storage with easy access as a beautiful interface and design.


viharkmanoj

Pls send it to meeee


Silent-Ladder8715

Build a server of it


RealPinyw

Upgrade it to macos ventura


CarubMcCormick94

play old school runescape on it


satoshidoggo

Max it out, install Snow Leopard and enjoy :) Like my '06 one


scorpius_rex

This was my first Mac! I loved it. The media player + remote that magneted to the side. And the hum light. I loved it, rip.


Prudent-Bath8735

Put a SSD in it! That's what I'm doing with mine. :)


ProtectusCZ

Put it in a museum


Deep_Maximum1087

i would play old games that arent available anymore on new macs


Desperate-Ad-6463

Make it a fish tank.


kirelcg

Turn it into an arcade desktop. Install recalbox onto it. Boom happy days for old school gaming


youtharcade

Why didn’t I think of this? This would make a pretty rad corner gaming machine. I have a slightly newer larger model than this so maybe that’s what I should do. Thanks for the tip.


kirelcg

Yup it would. And you can buy cheap arcade sticks these days as well to go with the setup. Christ even get a decal for it cover it like a arcade machine hahaha. Better then using it as a computer as even with Linux they slow as hell


ohcheyann_

i need one 🥲


eddnor

Linux


ChaoticLeon

Dualboot XP


ChaoticLeon

And post results


toddbbot

I had this exact machine. My wife used it in her classroom for the last 5-6 years. It can't run a modern browser so most web stuff like video won't work. She still uses the 2010 iMac I gave her though. I brought it home, gave it a good clean reset and then took it to an Apple store for recycling. Farewell.


sprinkles5000

I would trade it in for something newer or maybe a 3' lightning cable?


bycidius

You can reboot it :)


TheMagiCalRanGer492

Keep it lol


CyberpunkCookbook

Plex server?


rupsdbb

Admire it. Gives a retro vibe unlike today’s Apple shitware


bighi

Sell it. Donate it. Recycle it.


mulderscully01

Recycle


creimanlllVlll

Music player, home security. Give it to a kid who doesn’t have one.


Elite4alex

Encase it in epoxy and you can admire it forever


M0DFATH3R

Put it in a glass case


lppllc

Save the well made not obsolete keyboard, toss the rest. Staples should take it for free, not sure if they really “recycle” though. A dedicated electronics recycling facility, of one exists near you, would be an eco-friendlier option.


npete

If there’s Apple store you can take it to that would be the best. They definitely recycle everything.


npete

If it works and you can get it to display google news, I’d put it someplace prominent and use it as an info center. Maybe connect a cheap trackpad to it so you can click on articles or the weather. I use my 2nd gen iPad similarly.


darkguy2008

Put Windows 10 in a SSD on it. I did, and it served well as a nice point-of-sale machine in a handicrafts store.


burgerbecky

Send it to me. :) (I'll pay shipping)


FrostbiteXD6708

Run minecraft


porkydebeagle

Wipe your data and recycle it


Offshore_Engineer

Make it into a fish bowl


tonk3i

Frame it and put it on the wall.


fuko64

admire it with all your being. its gorgeous.


platetone

I have the same one! installed an SSD add Linux on it and it's still working fine for the kids.


grobmyer

Burn CDs.


defoj10

Download the InterWeb browser from [here](https://github.com/wicknix/InterWebSnow/releases), and you will have a mostly up to date browser. Load music onto it, and an old version of iWork or MS office. It will make an awesome basic web browser and study machine.


masterz13

The ugly age of Macs. Not a fan of that white plastic that gets dingey over time


RealMudflapper

Still have mine and it’s still pearly white. Maybe smokers turn it yellow?


kio0321

Open legacy patcher......


MaybeAMarble

OCLP is not supported on a 2006.


kio0321

Oh.....


TechGaming-6826

Go on a nostalgic trip with it. (By nostalgic trip I mean remembering the old times :-D)


Dopey2020

you want to give it to me for $5


areset4ll

1. Install Linux. 2. Run Linux. 3. Enjoy and have fun.


DesperateUse5976

4. Until you need to do anything that involves Terminal. 5. Un-install Linux. 6. Throw it in the trash.


areset4ll

You're desperate... and wrong.


knuthf

Install Linux Mint and award it a new life. As long as the screen works, just go ahead. Replace the disk with a new SATA 2.5” - uses a fraction of the power. Install software for cloud management - OwnCloud and provide home disk storage. I have 2TB at home - don’t need others. It’s very simple to use Windows shares but not safe.


knuthf

Replace the disk with a new 2.5” SATA, 2TB with transfer speed higher than 50Mbps. Install Linux Mint and share the drive. And you have a 2TB cloud server, video and music server.


drKRB

Install Linux


lack_of_reserves

Install Linux.