Ronny Lam


Repurposing an Older iMac as a Monitor and Server

I am still using an “old” 2005 iMac as an extra computer in the home, to do some simple browsing or word processing. But even for that the box is not what we expect from it with todays standards.

That’s why this post by Stephen Foskett got me so interested:

I’ve repurposed that now-old iMac as a monitor and server. Here are some tips, tricks, and lessons if you’d like to do the same!

I am still in doubt about the server part. After all, I have multiple Raspberry Pi’s running my “serverfarm”. But the iMac would indeed make an excellent second screen.

This is what I call second life!