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iMac G5 Q&A (iMac G5 FAQ)

With the iMac G5 Q&A you can get answers to all of your iMac G5 questions from "What are the differences between the 'iSight' iMac G5 models?" to "Is it possible to upgrade the iMac G5 to support a second display in 'extended desktop' mode?" and everything in between.

Please note that the iMac G5 series was discontinued on January 10, 2006, and the iMac G5 Q&A was "archived" on January 15, 2007.

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Most Frequently Asked iMac G5 Q&As:

Is it possible to upgrade the iMac G5 to support a second display in "extended desktop" mode?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G5 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

Which iMac G5 models can be wall mounted? Are these models VESA compliant?

Is the CPU on the iMac G5 upgradable? How is it mounted?

What are the differences between the "iSight" iMac G5 models?

Can the iMac G5 run MacOS 9/Classic applications?

What are the differences between the second generation or "Ambient Light Sensor" iMac G5 models?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iMac G5 models?

Can the iMac G5 run Windows?

What type of modem is standard with the iMac G5 models?

Software Compatibility Q&As:

What version of the MacOS is pre-installed on the iMac G5?

Can the iMac G5 run MacOS 9/Classic applications?

Can the iMac G5 run Windows?

Can the iMac G5 run Linux?

Comparison & Performance Q&As:

What are the differences between the original iMac G5 models?

What are the differences between the second generation or "Ambient Light Sensor" iMac G5 models?

What are the differences between the "iSight" iMac G5 models?

What are the major differences between the iMac G5 and the Power Macintosh G5?

What are the major differences between the iMac G5 and the iMac G4 Flat-Panel?

What are the major differences between the iMac G5 "iSight" and the iMac "Core Duo"?

How fast is the iMac G5 compared to the iMac G4 Flat-Panel and Power Macintosh G5?

Expansion & Function Q&As:

Is the CPU on the iMac G5 upgradable? How is it mounted?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the iMac G5 models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the iMac G5 models?

Does the iMac G5 have PCI slots or expansion bays?

What type of video processor is provided by the iMac G5? Is it upgradable?

Is it possible to upgrade the iMac G5 to support a second display in "extended desktop" mode?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the iMac G5?

Which iMac G5 models can be wall mounted? Are these models VESA compliant?

Can I use the "remote holder" on the iMac G5 "iSight" to hold an iPod?

Storage, Peripherals & File Transfer Q&As:

How can I transfer files from my old Mac to my iMac G5?

What removable storage is available for the iMac G5?

What ports are provided by the iMac G5?

Networking & Communication Q&As:

How do I network the iMac G5 to another Mac?

What is AirPort? How much faster is AirPort Extreme?

What is Bluetooth? How much faster is Bluetooth 2.0+EDR?

What type of modem is standard with the iMac G5 models?

What spyware blocker should I get for the iMac G5?

Is the PowerPC-based iMac G5 less susceptible to attack from criminals than the Intel-based iMac models?

Design, Configuration & Purchasing Q&As:

Who designed the iMac G5?

Where can I buy an iMac G5?

What are the default configurations of the iMac G5?

What are the "pros and cons" of the iMac G5 models? Is one right for my needs?



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