[TriLUG] OT: WTB Mac Tower suitable for video production
teisenmenger at charter.net
Sun Apr 8 22:26:43 EDT 2012
Fair enough. I do some occasional PC consulting/service up here in
Roanoke Rapids and occasionally get calls on Macs (local shops won't
touch 'em, apparently). The Mac is to replace a client's dead G4 tower
- this is his requirement, not mine. FWIW, I must admit I do like Apple
products for the most part. I much prefer them to Windows if I have to
work with non-FOSS.
Budget is $200-250 bucks. I know, I know... but that's about what they
go for on eBay. I just thought if there was a local source I could
avoid the nightmare of having a tower shipped in. There are indeed a
couple of possibilities on CL, but I'd rather buy from a TriLUG member
so they can afford a nice Android tablet or Raspberry Pi ;-). As it
turns out, I do have a TriLUG member possibly stepping up to the plate,
so all's good.
On 04/08/2012 05:14 PM, Jack Hill wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Apr 2012 15:39:15 -0400
> "Tom Eisenmenger"<teisenmenger at charter.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm looking for a Mac tower, preferably nothing older than a PowerMac
>> G5, for use as a video production unit.
> To bring this back on topic: why do you want a Mac? Is there some
> feature you want missing in Free video production software?
> <flame>Really? You email a Free software program's users group mailing
> list looking to use OS X? And do so using Microsoft Windows Live
> Okay, so I suck at flaming. I actually do keep my eye out for deals on
> powerpc machines because non x86 hardware makes me happy. Fairly
> regularly there are PowerMac G5's for sale on craigslist.
> Unfortunately, they are too costly for me. What price point are you
> looking for?
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