Authors




zen

Qualifications
Cluster Computing Tech, Consultant and Developer
Certified Mac Tech
BSD user since 1986
Mac user since 1991

Contact
powerpcliberation at gmail dot com *



fiftysixk

Qualifications
Systems Tech for Space Center Houston
Founder, Admin and Author of Rated Win
CompTIA A+ Certified
16 Years Experience

Contact
servernotfound at outlook dot com *



Dan

Qualifications
Founder, Admin and Author of PPC Luddite
Debian Chef
Elite Enigma
Science Fiction Writer

Dan's ebook "TIMEJUMP" is available
on Amazon and Smashwords

Contact
ppcluddite at gmail dot com *



B-rock

Qualifications
Founder, Admin and Author of Power of PowerPC
Network Administrator
Computer Science Degree
Virtualization Specialist

Contact
brockwittrock at gmail dot com *



rican-linux

Qualifications
Founder, Admin and Author of
  IT musings on Linux, PowerPC, Networking, and Security
Network Engineer
Fearless Linux Warrior

Contact
herminio dot hernandezjr at gmail dot com *



lotvai77

Qualifications
CorePlayer Slayer

Contact
lotvai77 at gmail dot com *




* - The contact emails above are provided in good faith for matters related to this blog and its content only, not to ask us to like or follow you on social networking, not to send spam about a product/service you offer, or for any other reason than matters related directly to PowerPC Liberation.  All such emails will be ignored, and all spam will be reported to Google.  Don't waste your time or ours.


  
Want to become an author here?  Firstly, you need some legitimate education and/or experience dealing with computers at a higher level than the average person, and it would also help a lot if you already have your own site/blog.  If this sounds like you, contact zen or fiftysixk with details about qualifications, interests etc.  No fanboys or pure passenger-type users.  You need legitimate ability, so in turn you need to have some driver in you.  Linux experience is a must.  Doing one or a few installs for fun doesn't count.  
 
The whole point of having these standards for the authors here is to give you the reader sound and accurate content that also has a lot of vision behind it.  Not just a bunch of ignorant fanboys faking our way through it like most other PowerPC resources out there.  Remember...  no one needs help to keep being a fanboy that never evolves their computing ability.  They can do that perfectly well without encouragement.  You will never get that here; only forward thinking writing that looks out for your well-being in todays computing world, rather than tips on how to stay simple and fearful of evolution. 







Hardware




rican-linux's


Desktop

Power Mac G4 MDD Dual 1.25GHz


Portables

PowerBook G4 1.67GHz

iBook G4 1.42GHz


                                                                                                                              


Dan's


Desktops

Power Mac G4 Sawtooth (AGP Graphics) 500MHz

Power Mac 7600

Power Mac 7100


Portables

PowerBook G4 1.5GHz

iBook G3 700MHz


                                                                                                                              


fiftysixk's

  
Desktop

Power Mac G4 Titan (Quicksilver)

CPU
-Motorola G4 1.33GHz 7455B PowerPC w/2MB L3

Memory
-1GB PC133 SDRAM w/heat spreaders

Storage

Acard 6290M PCI SATA controller
   -Seagate 160GB 7200rpm SATA HD
   -WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA HD

Video
-ATI Radeon 9800 (flashed) w/Zalman VF700-CU 2 cooler


Portable

iBook G3 (16MB VRAM)

CPU
-IBM G3 700MHz 750fx w/512KB on-chip L2

Memory
-640MB PC100 SDRAM

Storage
-Hitachi 60GB 5400rpm PATA HD

Networking
-Buffalo WLI-UC-GNHP N150 USB dongle

Video
ATI Radeon Mobility 16MB
12.1" Active Matrix LCD (1024x768)

Case
-Transparent top and bottom (paint removed)


                                                                                                                              


B-rock's


Desktop

Late 2005 G5 Power Mac

CPU
- IBM 2.3 GHz Dual Core G5 970

Memory
- 16 GB of PC4200 DDR2

Storage
- 60 GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro SATA SSD
- 7200 RPM 1 TB HITACHI DATA Drive
- MCE Technologies 16X Internal Blu-Ray Recordable SuperDrive

Video
- Flashed nVidia Quadro FX4500 w/ 512MB of VRAM

Networking
- Dual Onboard Gigabit Ethernet
- Airport Card supporting 802.11g Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth Module supporting Bluetooth 1.1 

Upgrades
- Sonnet Allegro Express USB Adapter Card with 4 External & 1 Internal
- G5 Jive Internal Drive Mounting Kit
- Sonnet Tempo SATA E4i Card (to go with G5 Jive.  No drives hooked up just
  yet. Good post topic.)


Portable

15" G4 PowerBook (Hi-Res Model A1138)

CPU
- Freescale 1.67 GHz G4 7447a

Memory
- 2 GB PC4200 DDR SDRAM

Storage/Optical 
- 120 GB Mercury Legacy 2.5" IDE/ATA OWC SSD
- OWC Mercury Optical Internal Super-Multidrive

Video
- Onboard ATI Radeon 9700 w/ 128 MB VRAM

Networking
- Onboard Gigabit NIC


Additional Hardware 

-Dual 2.0 GHz G5 PowerMac
-2x 867 GHz G4 Quicksilver PowerMacs
-PowerBook 1400CS
-PowerBook 190CS
-Purple G3 iMac


                                                                                                                              


zen's


Main System - Coffee

Power Mac G4 Sawtooth (AGP Graphics)

CPU
-Freescale G4 1.8GHz 7448 (e600) PowerPC w/1MB on-chip L2

Memory
-2GB Crucial PC100 SDRAM (4x512MB) w/heat spreaders

Storage/Optical 

FirmTek Seritek/1S2 PCI SATA controller
    -Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black SATA HD (boot drive)
    -Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA HD

-LG PATA DVD-RW DL

Video
-XFX Geforce 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP low profile video card (flashed)
-Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC 24" S-PVA LCD (DVI) (1920x1200)

USB
-NEC Chipset USB 2.0 PCI card w/6 ports (5 ext. 1 int.)
-Canon iP2000 Ink-jet printer
-Apple Aluminium extended keyboard
-Logitech Marble trackball

Networking
-Trendnet TEG-PCITXR PCI gigabit ethernet card
-Gigabit switch
-CAT6 cable

Sound
-Edifier R18T speakers
-Sony noise isolation headphones
-Built-in Apple Screamer sound controller

Case
-Coffee-Brown & White painted case plastics (car paint) (photo below)
-Antec Tricool DBB 120mm fan (system)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (power supply)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (airport bracket)
-Fan controller for 2x50mm CPU heatsink fans

Power
-OptiUPS voltage stabilizer
-Minuteman 2100 Joules surge protector

Furniture
-IKEA Jerker desk w/2 shelves and height extension
-IKEA Markus office chair




Secondary System - R2D3

Power Mac G4 Sawtooth (AGP Graphics)

CPU
-Motorola G4 1.0GHz 7455B PowerPC w/2MB L3

Memory
-2GB Kingston PC100 SDRAM (4x512MB)

Storage/Optical 

FirmTek Seritek/1S2 PCI SATA controller
    -Hitachi 500GB Deskstar P7K500 SATA HD (boot drive)
    -Western Digital 500GB Caviar SE SATA HD

Antec MX-100 USB 2.0 HD enclosure
    -Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA HD

Antec MX-100 USB 2.0 HD enclosure
    -Western Digital 2TB Caviar Green SATA HD

Thermaltake BlacX Duet eSATA/USB 2.0 dual drive dock
    -Hitachi 1TB Deskstar 7K1000.C SATA HD
    -Hitachi 1TB Deskstar 7K1000.B SATA HD
    -Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA HD
    -Fujitsu 250GB 2.5" SATA HD
    -Fujitsu 120GB 2.5" SATA HD
    -Toshiba 80GB 2.5" SATA HD

-Western Digital Elements 750GB 2.5" Ext. USB HD
-Pioneer PATA DVD-RW DL

Video
-None (headless)

USB
-NEC Chipset USB 2.0 PCI card w/6 ports (5 ext. 1 int.)

Networking
-Trendnet TEG-PCITXR PCI gigabit ethernet card
-Gigabit switch
-CAT6 cable

Case
-Antec Tricool DBB 120mm fan (system)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (power supply)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (airport bracket)

Power
-OptiUPS voltage stabilizer
-Minuteman 2100 Joules surge protector


Third System - Development & Testing

Power Mac G4 Mystic (Gigabit Ethernet)

CPU
-Dual Motorola G4 450MHz 7400 PowerPC w/1MB L2 per CPU

Memory
-1.5GB Kingston PC100 SDRAM (2x512MB 2x256MB)

Storage/Optical
-Hitachi Deskstar 40GB 7200rpm PATA HD
-LG PATA DVD-RW

Video
-ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 64MB DDR AGP video card
-Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP-HC 24" S-PVA LCD (VGA) (1920x1200)

USB
-Apple Pro keyboard w/black & white keys (seen in favicon and top-right)
-Steelseries Intellipoint Explorer 3.0 mouse

Networking
-Built-in Gigabit ethernet
-Gigabit switch
-CAT6 cable

Case
-Antec Tricool DBB 120mm fan (system)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (power supply)
-Antec Tricool DBB 80mm fan (airport bracket)

Power
-OptiUPS voltage stabilizer
-Minuteman 2100 Joules surge protector


Donated Hardware

Mac Mini G4

CPU
-Freescale G4 1.25GHz 7447A PowerPC w/512KB on-chip L2

Memory
-1GB Kingston PC2700 DDR RAM

Storage/Optical
-Fujitsu 40GB 5400rpm 2.5" PATA HD
-Panasonic PATA Combo Drive

Video
-ATI Radeon 9200 32MB DDR (on-board)
-No display (headless)


Spare Systems/Parts

-2xPower Mac G4 Sawtooth (stock 400MHz config) (functional, but strictly for parts)
-Motorola G4 450MHz 7400 PowerPC w/1MB L2 (daughtercard & heatsink)
-ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB DDR AGP video card (DVI/VGA/S-Video)
-ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB DDR AGP video card (DVI/ADC)
-ATI Radeon 7500 32MB DDR AGP video card (VGA/ADC)
-Lots and lots more.  It would take another page to list all my parts.



Notes:

The hardware details above are displayed in the spirit of showing readers what we find a happy medium with; not to try and brag or flaunt it in any manner (this is old hardware after all).  The simple and direct idea to show what gets us by in the modern day, and can in turn get you by also.  The only things that will never be shared in this list are the specific OS we run on each, and for no other reason than to have some semblance of security, while also revealing all.