G4/450MHz Sawtooth 256/20GB DVD questions

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I can buy this

    G4/450MHz Sawtooth 256/20GB DVD (no keyboard/mouse)

    Our Price: $175.00 plus shipping makes it $200 something

    I want this for my wife and kids, just something to surf the net and do email etc. until next year when I can get us an iMac with Leopard. But heres some questions and these computers are a little before my time.

    1. Can OS X Tiger be squeezed onto this?
    2. Can a PC USB keyboard and mouse be used on this?
    3. Can I connect a Dell 17" LCD straight up to this or do I need any adapters?
    4. Can I put a USB bluetooth adapter on this if I cant get OS X installed on it to use our wireless keyboard?


    Thanks to all
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i have a g4/400

    1. Can OS X Tiger be squeezed onto this?
    yes

    2. Can a PC USB keyboard and mouse be used on this?
    yes

    3. Can I connect a Dell 17" LCD straight up to this or do I need any adapters?
    vga ? dvi ?

    4. Can I put a USB bluetooth adapter on this if I cant get OS X installed on it to use our wireless keyboard?

    on osx yes
    i just plugged in my msi USB bluetooth adapter and it works perfect with my sonnyericsson phone


    get more RAM !!!
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Tht is a pretty nice machine. i have a few answers here that i hope will help.

    1)yes it will run fine
    2)yeppers
    3) Depending on the ports of the video card and seeing as it is a sawtooth you should get both DVI and VGA ports.
    4)there are a few models that will work with macs i beleive D-Link has one or two.

    I hope this helps.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great I am thinking to buy one or 2 of these.

    They take standard PC100 RAM? Or did I read that wrong?

    Also is there a hard drive limitation past 120 gigs or something?

    And do I have to boot up into OS 9 first or something? I would just as soon get Tiger on this and be done with it (and I have that same Dlink bluetooth adapter, it works great for me too lol)
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    they will take PC100/133 and the harddrive is lmited to either 137 or 127GB i can't quite remember but you can get a newer IDE controller PCI card and have Larger drives. you can boot directly to the Tiger DVD and you don't have to instal OS 9 unless you want classic.
    I hope this information helps you. By the way the sawtooth is an awesome machine. :)
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because you have told me these things, I am buying 2 of them. I have several family members who all need internet access and this should cool their noodles until next year :p .



    if you have any other relevent information feel free to post here, Im all eyes :) and thanks for the info thus far !
     
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