[rescue] Obtaining Mac OS 9 Question

Ryan Thoryk ryan at tliquest.net
Mon Sep 26 15:30:20 CDT 2005

Actually I've got a Beige PowerMac G3 here that I'll eventually upgrade 
(once I get the cash).  I recently installed 10.2 on it (then upgraded to 
10.2.8). The machine's a 233mhz G3 with 128mb RAM, an older 10gig WDC hard 
drive (from another machine; it's a 5400rpm/512k drive).  It also has OS 
9.2.2, which flys (I copied OS 9 over from the previous machine).  Right 
now OS X is actually running fairly well, and I've already been running 
XDarwin on it, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, and also Classic mode which seems 
to be working fine.  I was previously using a Powermac 8600 box.  I'll end 
up upgrading it with possibly a 500mhz cpu, more ram, new video card, etc.

Ryan Thoryk
Unix and Network Specialist
ryan at tliquest.net

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005, Peter wrote:

> Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 <patrick at zill.net> wrote:
> [...]
>> 10.2 does install natively, no work needed. Whether it works all
>> that well is perhaps debatable - 66Mhz memory bus, usually slow disk
>> and not so great video card.
>> I personally feel that 600Mhz G3 or higher (or G4/450) with a decent
>> video card (whatever that is in Apple-land) is bare minimum.
> Tiger works just fine on my 400MHz G3 with oodles of PC100 RAM in it
> and SCSI disk, but a naff video card. I woudn't like to watch videos
> on it (that's what the chipped XBox and XBMC is for) but it's fine
> with iTunes, Firefox, etc.
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