I have used several Macintosh computers through the years. I have never used the iMac G5. Though the iMac G5 is well on it’s way to being a Vintage Computer now. while I was looking for a g4 or CPU to use to test a G4 Tower, I ended up getting this free with a G4 Tower I bought.
There are some things I found interesting about this iMac. It can’t boot Mac OS 9 but if you have the disc in it will try to boot OS 9.2.2. This is super zippy and a great retro all in one computer. It can even run old windows/dos games with Soft Windows.
I had a hard time getting it to use Mac OS classic on this Vintage computer. So I made a youtube video you can look at here on how to set up Mac OS Classic on MacOS X 10.4.11. Once I had it setup I was able to do all kinds of stuff like Play Mac video games. I had a lot of fun testing out Mac OS Classic.
Here the G5 is in all its glory.
This is now my New favorite All in one Retro Computer. I am happy I got it. Not all went well though it did have some issues. The capacitors in it were bad. I had to replace them. Once I replaced the caps, I was able to get the iMac to spring to life.