Lately I imposed myself not to go after things I want to have, they have to come to me. Same goes for stuff that I miss. I am not searching for it, I just find it. Time doesn’t matter, the result is important. So I was really happy when Jockel offered me his G4 Cube for little money. I rang him up over a period of three weeks but he was always bussy.
This was last year, about the same time and we didn’t manage to arange a meeting. Yesterday it happened more or less suprisingly that I called him for another reason and now I have my little Cube. Damn, that thing is stylish to the last screw. Some little scratches along the way and someone has solderd some parts inside….(Hardwaretest fails with a logic board error, but the system is up and running with no problems)… looks like it has come a long way.
Last night, I swapped harddrive and and replaced the ATI Rage 128mb with a nvidea 32mb model, installed Tiger on it using Nadines Mac Book in FW Targemode and now everythign runs like a charme. I was thinking about using it as Fileserver – could replace my stupid AllNet NAS ; or maybe it will get a place right beside my new TV, when I will finally make up my mind an buy one. Should mime a good musicplayer, although powerconsumption is too high. It uses 13w in standby mode and about 50 when running (without drives). Let’s see…
Ohh one more thing: I got it with no keyboard, mouse and the speakers went bust. So if you happen to have such things for sale… post a comment.