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TSE
Mar 22, 2012, 07:38 PM
Just purchased a PowerBook Pismo with 400mhz G3, 1gb of RAM, DVD Drive, Airport Card, and a 20GB HD for $80!

Good deal? Bad deal?

Tell me some sweet Mac OS 9 Apps/Games I should download on it! Recommendations welcome!



adcx64
Mar 22, 2012, 07:46 PM
$80 isa bit steep for a Pismo...

But congrats on your new Mac! You could use classilla as your browser, as it's the only modern one for Mac OS 9.

Ariii
Mar 22, 2012, 08:05 PM
Oh! I love DGen, which can enable you to play "ROMs" on OS9. And here's a link to something amazing for the PowerBook:

http://www.wegenermedia.com/wllstph.htm

For OS 9, there are themes, which I love that they included in OS 9. http://resexcellence.com/ is a good place to find them. And also, there is Kaleidoscope, which is an extension with various OS 9 themes. You can find Kaleidoscope at:

http://www.kaleidoscope.net/

The guy above me is right about that, by the way.

TSE
Mar 22, 2012, 09:06 PM
Right about what?

tayloralmond
Mar 23, 2012, 12:02 AM
Congrats on the buy. If I were you, I'd probably put Tiger on it alongside OS 9 so you can utilize TenFourFox as your browser. My Clamshell (see my signature) runs Tiger surprisingly well and you have almost double the RAM and a higher resolution screen.

SkyBell
Mar 23, 2012, 04:32 PM
Oh! I love DGen, which can enable you to play "ROMs" on OS9. And here's a link to something amazing for the PowerBook:

http://www.wegenermedia.com/wllstph.htm


Woah - blast from the bast, I'd forgotten all about that site. :p

Those Pismos are really nice I've heard, rock solid and had some nice upgrade options IIRC. I don't know about price, I haven't bought an older Mac in a long time. I remember paying $160 for a clamshell 300 MHz iBook G3 nearly 5 years ago and thought that was a good deal (Also paid $375 for an 800 MHz iBook G3 some time after), I guess prices have dropped. ;)