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June 3rd, 2006

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12:43 am - Newbie in the Hizzouse.
Hi :). I'm recieving my first two macs in the mail soon. One I bought for a friend, and the other will be mine. I'm probably going to use it to dual boot linux and osx. Anyway, my question is:

1)The Imac G3 is a 333 tray-loading version, with 64mbs of ram and a 6gb hdd. The seller (ebay) says that it comes loaded with os9 and osx server edition. This computer is going to be for someone who doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground. What would be the best operating system I can outfit this thing with? And what would be the potentially easiest (cheapest) way to do so? Could it possibly run Tiger? Or at least something other than osx server?!

2)On my G3 400mhz (Tower-512mbs RAM, 27GBs Hdd) is it possibly to fit Tiger on this machine? I've looked up some of the specs requirements, and it generally says I need a G4. However, I've learned that at least with PCs, the rules can be bent, if not outright broken. I have zero experience with MACs however, so...before I go making a huge mess, I'm trying to feel around first.


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Date:June 4th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
congrats on the upcoming macs. i got my very first mac last week... it's been an interesting ride. I have the macbook pro and this baby is awesome!

I wish I had answers for your questions but if I run across any info I most certainly will pass it on.
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Date:June 4th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
The second computer you mentioned will happily run Panther, don't know about Tiger (the differences between the two aren't huge anyway). The iMac will probably run Panther if you max out the RAM and get a bigger hard drive, and whilst OS 9 has rather more modest requirements than OS X it is old and crappy. So it's up to you really!

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