Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
Out of curiosity are there any PowerPC machines a commoner (read dont cost an arm and a leg) can actually buy? Not old macs of course.
Maybe there are some old IBM IntelliStation.
Else there are POWER system-on-chips such as EfikaPPC, etc.
Maybe Freescale Semiconductor offers some system-on-a-chip with a POWER processor.

Or you can check if any member of Power.org offers POWER machines.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power.org#Membership