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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1
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$50 Garage Sale Special....

Scored this mint condition working original Bondi for $50 at a garage sale..

Any ideas how I can get this thing online or would it be worth the hassle to do so?




























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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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That is absolutely awesome.
How to get online? can't you just run a lan cable or do you only have access to wireless? My buddy uses an older USB wireless adapter with his.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Hey Jessica, I have access to lan and wireless however imo the os is so dated that I would think that any online access would be so limited that it would be hardly worth the effort to try to get it up and running online.. Maybe I could play "Pong" or "Frogger" on it? Anybody know what this thing could be used for other than a fashionable boat anchor?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Nice

I got a working iMac G3 also, but I paid $30 for it and it's a slot-loader. You can just connect it into the wall via Ethernet like me, but I think you can also install an Airport Wireless card into it also. Mine doesn't have Airport.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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It's certainly an interesting old iMac, it would be sorta neat to use it for something..


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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:23 PM   #6
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Any ideas how I can get this thing online or would it be worth the hassle to do so?
Every version of Mac OS from System 6 onward can connect to a LAN connection through DHCP, and this thing is probably running Mac OS 8.1, so here are the instuctions you'll need to get it on your home network:

1. Click on the Apple Menu, select Control Panel followed by TCP/IP to open the TCP/IP properties.
2. Ensure that the Connect Via option is set to Ethernet.
3. Ensure that the Configure: option is set to Using DHCP.
4. Ensure that the Search domains box is empty.
5. Close and Save changes within the TCP/IP properties box.
6. Reboot to ensure the settings stick.

If you're wanting to go wireless, be prepared to spend some money. This thing doesn't have an airport slot, you'll need to upgrade to Mac OS 8.6 (at least), and find a third party USB adapter than used the same chipset as the original cards (Lucent WaveLAN).
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info db, I'll give it a whirl..

Along with many other more current Apple systems I have a G4 Cube with 10.4.11 and find that os x almost redundant, I can only imagine how schlow this piece would be online.. Maybe I could it as a recipe depository or a radio? Photo slideshow apparatus?
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 01:26 AM   #9
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iCab and Classilla are the two most modern web browsers for Mac OS 9. Classilla is still actively developed for OS 9 (iCab's OS 9-compatible version is 3.0.5, which stopped development in 2008, although it's still pretty good.)

If you upgrade the RAM to 256 MB, you can install OS X 10.4 on it, and run the modern TenFourFox browser (made by the same people behind Classilla.) But on that system, OS 9 running Classilla is probably your best bet. (Especially since installing 10.4 on that model requires some assistance.

As others have said, you can have plenty of fun in OS 9, though, even when NOT on the internet!
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Thanks for the info db, I'll give it a whirl..

Along with many other more current Apple systems I have a G4 Cube with 10.4.11 and find that os x almost redundant, I can only imagine how schlow this piece would be online.. Maybe I could it as a recipe depository or a radio? Photo slideshow apparatus?
My G3 is usable on the internet. I've even used Macrumors on it. Get OS9 and iTunes 2, and you can do internet radio.
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Complete in box - great find! Worth more than what you paid...

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