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Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by zeke_mo, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I just got my hands on a used iBook its an older one with OS9.2.2 and I dont want to use IE for the browser....are there any out there like firefox? thanks
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Ouch...you're stuck with OS 9? [​IMG]
    Isn't there any way you can install OS X on that thing? It'll be a whole lot more pleasant.

    In any case, I believe Mozilla 1.2.1 was the last version released for OS 9. It hasn't been updated since late 2002 though.
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I dont think this computer can take it, this is my first mac so I dont know how the OS is related to the processor.....i think its 300Mhz or something with 340MB RAM....could it handle OSX? Thanks


    P.S. I think I am becoming a mac person..this is scary...somebody hold me
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I assume it would be too slow, if it could run at all. How much did you buy this thing for anyway?

    You're becoming a "Mac person" after using OS 9 on a 300MHz G3? That is scary. [​IMG]
     
  5. sean.ferguson

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    upgrading to OSX on the G3/300 will be slow-ish, but i know of many people who have done it and say that it isnt at all that bad. The thing is tho, does your iBook have firewire ports?
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    OSX Will run on that machine.

    As for OS9 browsers, iCab, Opera 6.03 or Mozilla (To my knowledge, 1.2.1 was the last build to support OS9)
     
  7. zeke_mo

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    Somebody gave it to me, i dont think i would pay for it.....and yes, it is scary
     
  8. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yes it has firewire
     
  9. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Nothing scary about loving FREE computer hardware! :D I would probably dry hump anyone that just gave me a Mac of any kind ... did I just type that?! :eek:
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Wow, we have some desperate people here, I see. [​IMG]
     
  11. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    wow! crazy stuff in here. I know this is kinda off topic but i think i read somewhere before that pretty soon we can start building custom mac systems. Is this true?
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Haha, I would bet money that it's not true. As Steve Jobs would say - "when hell freezes over" :p
     
  13. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    lol...well hell has frozen over but anyway it seems like they would want to make a crap load of more money by doing that. I think thats one of the top reason that alot of people dont switch to mac. O well...done with making the thread off topic.

    Hope u have fun with the new mac!!!
     
  14. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    *sorry to continue the offtopic discussion but hopefully this closes it* - building a truely "custom" Mac would involve non-standard hardware that would cause Apple to recompile OSX but also you would lose the stability of an OS build for a single hardware config (yes several versions of Mac hardware but still far less diverse then the x86 world that MS has to deal with).
     
  15. sean.ferguson

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    then i can confirm it will run OSX but how fast is another question. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    I would say it should be decent for the speed. Don't expect it to fly, but it will be decent. I have installed Panther on various G3 machines (both iBooks and PowerMac G3 ranging from 300-450 MHz) and they run decently. You also have to understand that when you are dealing with Mac processors (RISC), they perform 2-4 times better than a similar clocked CISC (Pentium). Thus, it is safe to say that your 300 MHz G3 would perform with OSX like a 1.1-1.2 GHz PC running Windows XP.