Basic Things for a G3 tower

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TheBusDriver, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2005
    Hey I was wondering what I would have to do to run Tiger on a G3, I'm not sure how to find out the procssor speed or ram or hdd. Also does Apple use pass keys like windows on its software and if not can I use the tiger from my intel macbook and boot on the G3? I just want to it cruise the internet and do some word proccesing with nothing to terribly straining. I'm sort of a noob when it comes to this.

  2. macrumors 603


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Tiger should run on a Powermac G3 Blue and White, but this one won't.

    What I find amazing is how many g3 Blue and white's were made in the 9 months they were in production...
  3. macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    First of all, if you want OSX 10.4 on another machine you legally must buy a retail copy of 10.4 to get the license.

    Second, the intel Mac installer will not work because it is intel specific.

    Third, what G3 machine specifically is it? If it is a beige machine, you have additional hax required before it will accept 10.

    Fourth, you will likely get 10,4 on DVD, therefore you will have to use a bootable DVD-ROM or DVD-RW to install, or do some kind of a Firewire target disk workaround from another Mac.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2005
    ok how much is 10.3 running these days dollar wise :D
  5. macrumors regular


    Feb 12, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Just find yourself a nice linux distro. It'll handle your basic tasks and you can suit the distribution to match the hardware you have.
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    It shouldn't be too much, and I actually recommend 10.3 over 10.4 on a B&W (I have one).
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 24, 2005
    The problem I have with that is, I have never been able to get applications to run on linux. And I thing I'm going to use this computer to convince my parents to switch to mac. Because the PC they have won't hardly connect to the internet, and it is only a couple years old :rolleyes:

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