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What can I do with an old iMac?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by crispygoat, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
    I've upgraded from an iMac to a Macbook Pro.

    It is a 20" iMac and I don't want it to collect dust.

    so any ideas what I could use it for?
  2. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    what processor is it? Intel? G5?
  3. crispygoat

    crispygoat Guest

    Aug 22, 2006
    London, Ontario
  4. If you're not planning on selling it, maybe donate it to a school or something like that.
  5. Donating it is good--small libraries often need computers.
    You could use it as a DVD player.
    You could also get an old mbox or something like that and use it as a recording platform.
  6. These are by no means obsolete. I still use 15 older 20" iMacs - the ones with the intel processor & white plastic case - for video editing with Final Cut Pro as well as Photoshop etc at my high school as part of a digital video making program.
  7. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
  8. L-A


    Jul 17, 2008
    Media server, browsing computer, etc.

    You can install Boxee on it and use it as a web TV with its remote!
  9. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Donate it to a school or library.


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