PowerMac G5

Welcome to G5 Center!

The Power Mac G5 was one of the last PowerPC machines Apple produced and sold. It remains a capable computer today. This website is dedicated to the venerable machine, providing users with information on available hardware and software choices for their G5.

Enjoy! -- Nathan

Welcome & Where to Start

Did you just pick up a Power Mac G5 via eBay, CraigsList, or locally? Are you interested in souping up that old G5 sitting in your garage? Do you need to squeeze more life out of your office or home G5?

The apps linked under our nifty categories above are sort of curated by me and, in some cases, from other great blogs. These apps do not represent an objective "best of" but should be taken as a starting point to find what works best for you.

If you need a place to begin, check out the Hardware page and then proceed to the System page to get your machine up and running quickly.

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G5 Center Blog Notes, updates, and thoughts about our G5s

Just a couple of updates

Published on October 09, 2014

This is just a brief update, reminding you to check out the rest of the site for occasional updates.

I am trying to find other resources to link to and offer insight for maintaining and updating your G5. For example, Viva PowerPC showcases a really cool article about his work to keep his Power Mac on the straight and narrow. I really should plan on doing this to my machine someday. Read it for more info.

Bash has also been revealed to have more vulnerabilities, so grab the updated build and follow the instructions. It's good to be safe.

I am going to look to add Sparrow and a few other apps to the pages in the coming days as I find them and can add working links. Stay tuned.

- Nathan

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