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
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.
My Power Mac G5 has been modified from its stock state with a 120GB OWC Mercury 3G solid state drive, a 1.5 TB Western Digital drive, 10 GB of RAM, and a GeForce 7800GT video card.
This website was built on my Power Mac G5, using the following software:
The CSS code and layout are from Bootstrap (3.3.7), an elegant and responsive framework for creating awesome websites. Find out more at the Get Bootstrap website.
Bootstrap is released under the MIT license and is copyright 2014 Twitter.
Drop me an email here - nathan @ g5center.net.
Published on August 28, 2015
Welcome to the new SimpleMarkPPC, kind of similar but a lot better than the old SimpleMarkPPC.
From the moment you fire it up, you'll be greeted with some changes that are sure to get you excited for the world's only PowerPC-exclusive-Mac-OS MarkDown app. Not just the updated welcome screen above, you'll notice a full screen mode sure to draw your attention away from boring blog posts. A feature also included is a user desired manual save command, so you can be sure your document saved and updated before you retreat to other tasks. A rudimentary Preferences pane features nothing less than a way to change your font and font size (with a couple of caveats). Unbelievable! Most important, the Leopard-like engine beneath the hood purrs with serious efficiency. I made a few modifications myself.
And if that doesn't sell you, there is even a Help menu!
Best of all, it's free, and it lets you enjoy the deliciousness that is MarkDown.
Check out a new screenshot and download the app from SimpleMarkPPC's website.
This latest version is 1.0.2.
Happy writing, blogging, coding, or whatever.