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    hey guys

    I use now win7 on dell inspiron and it is fine .
    I want to try mac os x but i don’t have enough money now to buy it , so i decided to buy used Apple PowerBook G4 with this features

    Memory (RAM): 1GB
    Processor Speed (per Core): 1.25GHz
    Processor Configuration: Single Core
    Primary Drive: CD-RW/DVD-RW Super Drive
    Screen Size: 15.2″
    Processor Type: PowerPC G4
    Hard Drive Capacity: 80.0 GB
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard

    and i will used it for design with Photoshop and coding with Dreamweaver

    can i use this old one for this two purposes or will be very very slow ?

    i need at least version cs4 or cs3

    will be work on ?


    Unfortunately it will struggle to run Photoshop CS4 all that well on that system. I assume it doesn’t have a dedicated graphics card? Dreamweaver won’t be an issue but once you start getting into Photoshop it will really bog the system down.

    Here are the required specifications for Photoshop CS3:


    it have Nividia 128
    do u think it will run cs3 at least ?


    CS3 Should be ok. Still not ideal, but it should run.


    Just curious but how much did you pay for the G4? Mac Mini’s are really inexpensive if you’re cool with hooking it up to a TV.


    i will pay for it 200$

    what do u think ?


    and mac mini need only screen ?


    Extremely cheap. I’d be surprised if you found a PC for that amount. Mac Mini’s run atleast $600 new.


    can i use this old one for this two purposes or will be very very slow ?


    Depending on where you live, you can get a much better older Mac laptop. For example, in Canada you could probably get a MacBook 13 inch Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00 GHz for around $300, which would be significantly faster than the one you are looking at.

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