One of my hobbies is figuring out modern things to do with older computers, like web browsing and games. You may be surprised by the amount of activity in the PowerPC ecosystem in 2021, thanks to IBM, system builders like Raptor Computing Systems, and enthusiasts, including a group that’s pooling their money to build a new open source PowerPC-based notebook.

Back in Feb. 2012, I bought a used Power Mac G5 Quad from eBay, which had been built in 2006, at the very end of Apple’s PowerPC to Intel transition. I then upgraded it to 16GB ECC RAM (the memory…

Jake Hamby

I'm a software engineer in the Los Angeles area specializing in mobile applications and embedded systems.

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