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Hi,
I have a imac G3 400mhz which has been a great computer. Problem is now the 10 GB hard drive is almost full(8.69GB) and the firewire and Usb ports have recently stopped working. I would like to get something else with a bigger hard drive but also do not want to spend much(around $300). Could i get some suggestions on what to buy? The kids and i mostly use our computer for the internet and email.
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shawn
 

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If you look hard you could probably find a MacMini G4 in the 3-400 range. You can hook up any old monitor to it as well.

Where are you located? Check here in the Classifieds. If you're in the GTA look at carbon computing, macdoc, cpsued, craigslist.org, kijiji.ca

hope that helps!
 

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Do the mouse and keyboard work? Are you running OSX? If so, I might be willing to take your old machine off your hands for you. ;)
 

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Around $300-ish might get an eMac G4 in good condition... bigger, better monitor and a few extra trimmings - all on a nice budget.

He'll need a monitor to replace the old one... that makes the eMac a good choice.
 

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Linux?!

Blech! XX)
 

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I love it when people do that.... Like when people ask what on earth Unix is for.;)
 

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To be honest, there's quite a bit of a learning curve when it comes to Ubuntu. I'm using 5.10 "Breezy Badger" and I won't touch 7.04 unless I have: A. A book on 7.04 and B. a backup copy of 5.10 in case A. goes horrifically wrong.
 

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You can boot Ubuntu off the CD... why not just download 7.04 and play around with it that way for a bit. Keep all your original files intact and take the plunge when you're good and ready.
 

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I love it when people do that.... Like when people ask what on earth Unix is for.;)
I know what both are for. The fact that the OP is not asking this question in Linux forum kinda suggests that they're looking for the best ease of use, or perhaps particular applications are desired to be used that may not be available in Linuxlike... oh, maybe iLife?

Basically, they don't seemt to want an orange... they want an Apple ;)
 

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Here is the link for Macdoc. http://www.macdoc.com/. Give him a call. He is very easy to deal with. I saw he had a Emac in about your price range. I have dealt with him for most of my mac purchases. I do not think you will find a better price, trust me I have looked.
 
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