To put a long story short, I got a broken iMac G4 for free off of Craigslist. It should be an insanely easy fix (snapped hard disk cable), but in the event it isn't, I was wondering if a RasPi would do the trick, as there is not a lot of real estate space present inside that case.
This computer would be for my ten year old niece. She's a smart kid who does well in school, and I feel she should have her own computer that she can use without having to share with the rest of the family. Furthermore, I am a computer science student in university, and when I showed her some of my homework, she showed some interest! Therefore, it would need to be able to:
-Do web browsing
-Office functions (word documents, etc.)
-Play music (this is not absolutely necessary, but she is ten, and would probably love to listen to music on it).
Would a RasPi be capable of these functions? The only thing I am a little worried about is the small amount of ram, but perhaps that is not a huge problem. The other thing I was thinking about was setting up Mac4Lin so that it could even look like OSX, even if it is actually Linux.
What are your thoughts on this? Could this work?