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Old Jan 21, 2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Blue and White G3 Usability Question

I was given a 300MHZ Blue and White G3 Power Mac right before this school year started. It has pretty much sat in my room since it has OS 9.2 on it and only a 6 gig hard drive. I was able to get some ram for it through a local mission sale, but that is about as far as I have gotten on the upgrades. I do not have a printer that will work with the machine, and I have been struggling with what to use this machine for. It is fully functional.

I am going to be graduating college in May of this year. It came with office. My parents use my iMac G5 in my sig. at our home while I am away at school. I use my MBP on a daily basis for class and internet surfing.

Does anyone have any ideas of cool things I could use this Power Mac for?
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Old Jan 21, 2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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well its a good machine, it would be good for web surfing, itune, if you could find a larger hard drive, it would make a good media server!
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It'd be a decent file server for the house. You'd just need to get hard drives for that. You're limited to under 128 GB unless you get a controller though.
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It'd be a decent file server for the house. You'd just need to get hard drives for that. You're limited to under 128 GB unless you get a controller though.

how would I go about setting that up? Is OSX compatible with OS 9.2?
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how would I go about setting that up? Is OSX compatible with OS 9.2?
You're going to need to update the firmware if it hasn't been already.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=31002
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Well first I would just wipe 9.2 and install a nice fresh copy of Tiger. You should be able to get it pretty cheap secondhand, especially after leopard comes out.
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Well first I would just wipe 9.2 and install a nice fresh copy of Tiger. You should be able to get it pretty cheap secondhand, especially after leopard comes out.
BAD IDEA

They need to check the firmware version first.
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I don't have a way to install it, since Tiger is on DVD.

Is there any other use for 9.2 these days?
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I don't have a way to install it, since Tiger is on DVD.

Is there any other use for 9.2 these days?
Put a DVD-ROM into the machine.

9.2 is rather useless for anything other then running Classic Mac OS applications.
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