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Old Jun 20, 2007, 01:24 AM   #1
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AOL Performance questions on a 350MHz Indigo G3.

Anyone know how it runs on the older G3s?

I learned recently that my grandmother (I havent seen her in a long time), has been using an 11 year old computer for checking her emails, and its starting to bite the dust.

All I know is that she has AOL.

I'd like to move her to something more modern, and I have a few of these iMacs, and I can also get easily a 1.0-1.5 GHz PC for her too, but I thought the iMacs would be nicer and easier for her, as well as they look damned cool.

Thanks guys. I've never personally used AOL.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 01:30 AM   #2
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shell be fine. those macs can easily handle aol
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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Yea, I had to put aol on my mother's ibook 500, its fine. Heck I used to use AOL on a quadra 650, 68040, running system 7, through a 14.4 modem. It worked great 15 years ago. Old people will put up with old hardware for a long time. You might get another 11 years out of that imac.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 09:03 AM   #4
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It's really not about the computer as it is the connection. Dial up is slow but ok for aol email and very limited browsing. DSL or broadband is much better. AOL for OSX and AOL through the web will both run fine on that machine though.
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