😀 Tom I never thought I'd buy a Mac, but I saw a 2006 iMac at a thrift store, so I decided why not. 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 24 inch screen 1920x1200, 250 GB of spinning rust. I'll look online to see what I can upgrade. A preliminary search shows that the Intel chipset will only recognize up to 3 GB of RAM. I'll see if I can replace the the HDD with an SSD, and maybe even the CPU.
😾 Oskar Why 2006? Seems pretty old, what will you be using it for? I've never owned a Mac, heard a lot of good about 2015 Airs. I, obviously, love Thinkpads, had few, but I still own X230 13" i5/16GB ram/7200rpm and it's awesome with long battery life and speed sufficient for anything I need.
😀 Tom I couldn't tell how old it was or the specs at the store. There was no mouse or keyboard. I could just power it on and it went to the desktop quickly enough, so I decided it was worth the risk. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, so I'll probably just donate it to my Scout troop once I upgrade what I can.
🪐 Danilo How much did it cost!?
😀 Tom $100, so probably not worth it. Oh well. I'll try to make the most of it. Apple officially supports up to OS X 10.7 (Lion), but apparently there are hacks to get later OS versions on it. If worse comes to worst, I'll just throw Linux on it :-)
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🪐 Danilo You read my mind :)
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