[TriLUG] somewhat OT: mac hardware
william at trilug.org
Mon Mar 29 22:16:33 EST 2004
Dunno 'bout the tower stuff but the notebooks use usb for keyboard/mouse
and dvi for video out. FWIW.
On Mon, 29 Mar 2004, Jason Tower wrote:
> in order to better support a couple of clients who run macs, i'd like to
> get myself a mac that i can use to acquaint myself with OS9 and OSX.
> doesn't need to be a speed demon, but i shouldn't be a slug either.
> i'm well versed in x86 hardware but clueless about macs - i've done
> enough homework to know that i want a G4 (not a G3) to support the
> altivec stuff, beyond that i have no idea what i should be looking for.
> i know that quite a few triluggers run macs, so if anyone can help
> point me in the right direction i'd appreciate it.
> also, a couple of related questions:
> - do G4's take standard PC100/133 ram? i seem to recall someone saying
> that they require 5v rather than the more common 3.3v stuff, is this
> - do they typically have ps/2 kbd/mouse ports and vga video? i want to
> hook it up to my raritan ps/2 kvm switch, due to space constraints a
> seperate kbd/mouse/monitor are not an option.
> thanks all - jason
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