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zeke_mo

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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
 
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Ouch...you're stuck with OS 9?

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.
 

zeke_mo

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

P.S. I think I am becoming a mac person..this is scary...somebody hold me
You're becoming a "Mac person" after using OS 9 on a 300MHz G3? That is scary.
 

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?
 

zeke_mo

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NetRyder said:
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.

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

zeke_mo

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thekore said:
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?

Yes it has firewire
 

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

Tittles

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

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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!!!
 
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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.
*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).
 

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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.
 

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