We take a step back down memory lane at the beginning of my time working on my first Hackintosh, the ASRock 775Dual-915GL. Powered by a beefy Celeron single core CPU, it blasted through all G4 and G5 technology of the day. The motherboard had a very similar, if not identical chipset to the shipping Apple Development Platform. Sound, ethernet, graphics – all worked out of the box. 10.4 certainly was an impressive operating system and is remembered for how it became the first Intel supported OS.
It was originally built late 2005 / early 2006. Very similar hardware design to the Apple Intel Development machines that were around back in 2005-2006 when the Intel crossover was announced. It was incredible to feel how fast these things were compared with PowerPC G4 and G5 technology.