Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Weapons grade Power Mac G4s for sale

Vintage Apple G4 computer towers for sale in western Canada:

1.0 GHz Mirrored Drive Door "Wind Tunnel", 1.25GB ram, 120GB HD, 10.5 - $120
800MHz Quicksilver PowerMac G4 tower, w/keybrd, mouse, scanner, 10.4 - $100 and a 700MHz Quicksilver PowerMac G4 tower, fresh 10.4, 60GB HD, 1.25GB ram - $80

also: 400MHz, 450MHz, Dual 450, 466MHz and 533MHz G4 Graphite towers, all working - $30/$40/$50/$60/$70 respectively w/cord - optional keyboard and mouse add $40, a few monitors available for complete plug and play packages

note: these are obsolete computers; (your phone is more powerful) - sold for collector interest only - tho' they will still do basic internet, email and word processing and play music - just sayin'...

MacDesktops: Lethal Weapon
download this *Lethal Weapon* desktop image at macdesktops.com

>> click for more computers available
To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

Does This Look Like a Bomb to You?
Source: Strategic Finance: Oct, 1999 issue
The television campaign for apple's new Powermac G4 computer shows the machine surrounded by tanks - the Pentagon doesn't want it to fall into the wrong hands. The G4 is capable of one billion floating point operations per second, making it, in the eyes of the Defense Department, a supercomputer and, therefore, a 'strategic weapon.'

Apple (South Africa) - Creative - Digital Imaging - Monsters, Magicians and Macs
“By the spring of 2000, I was ready to brace myself for the upgrade. It was to a graphite Power Mac G4 with a 21-inch monitor, which is what I have today. I loved that stuff about it being ‘weapons-grade’ - didn’t understand it, of course, but how cool is that?!”

Revolutionary, not evolutionary.
South Texas Macintosh User Group Website
When the Power Mac G4 became the first personal computer to cross the threshold of one billion floating-point operations per second (also known as a gigaflop), it entered the rarefied realm of supercomputing - and got the attention of the U.S. government.

click STMUG link above for link to Apple's Tank Commercial (3.4 MB)

Was Apple's 1999 Power Mac G4 Really Classified as a Weapon?

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