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  • 26-11-2014 3:06pm
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    Hi, just wondering for some advice or insight here. I have a Macbook from 2007, it's tiger. Yes, I know. Ancient! Would anyone know what I could do with it? I don't think I can upgrade it, but I don't just want it sitting in the press. Is there any company that buys old macs or trades or anything? Would love to know it's gone somewhere it can be used. It's been a good computer for 7 years but i just need to upgrade now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,194 ✭✭✭squonk

    You should be able to add more RAM to it to get a bit more use out of it and you can upgrade to leopard without too much hassle. The machine flew under Tiger though so shouldn't it still be doing well with that OS? You might try a reinstall. I know the apps are probably getting to the unsupported stage now though. A 7 year old laptop is quire old. I'd donate it to somewhere that needs a machine for surfing the web/reading email really. You could also use it as the power behind a medial server too if you wanted to. Connect up a few disks to it and install Plex or something like that.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 18,410 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil

    My Macbook is the same vintage and although I don't use it a lot, I've Snow Leopard on it. I presume you'd probably be able to bring yours up to that OS.

    Is a media server tricky to set up, squonk?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭long_b

    You could install Linux on it.