getting two g3 imacs netx month

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  1. macrumors member

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    well the title ways it. i know thats a little outdated but my mom and dad want one will share. then i want one. they are specd out like this
    indigo
    g3 500mhz
    20gB hdd
    256 ram
    dvd/cd

    the old crt style........

    about 99bucks a piece. is this a good deal? they also come with a 30 day warranty and are in good condition.. but dont come with restore cd/s

    jaguar is the os i think either that or panther. which ever is newer 10.3-10.4

    is there still updates for this? and is there any way to very quickly look at it when its turned on ( with out a software install to see if the os is legit?
    :D:apple::apple::apple

    Icant wait fir the Imac
     
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    KingYaba

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    $99 seems a little steep. I assume you are purchasing these items from some online vendor? I bet you could get the same machines off of Craiglist for half that.
     
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    but it will be a nice upgrade for my dad from a petitum 233mmx 96 mb ram windows 2000 640k graphics......4GB hard drive:mad::):confused::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
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    KingYaba

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    I guess we should ask what your father plans on doing with this G3? Seems to me these machines have outlived their usefulness. Even with basic web browsing and email. I would recommend a G4 processor.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    just for email and internet and a small program. hey what does it take to run parallells?

    plus we dont have a lot of money so spend. not even the 399for a g4 mac


    plus he used a 500mhz chip intel before and he was blown away by it.
    [rant] and i heard tht even though ppc cpus are only rated at 500 mhz they can do more integer calculations a second. )

    [/rant]

    but even if they only last 3 years until we can affford mini macs
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    and i want one just as a backup for internet when in installing onmy main system. and just for the geeky ness and experience of using a mac. mainly if momandpop have probmels with their mac i could have an idea of my war around them
     
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    brop52

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    Don't waste your money. Get a G4 iMac or eMac.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    but if they have that os on them they theroatically run fairly decent if im not running a lot of crap REMEMBER i dont have a lot of money like yall do im just a poor boy \wanting to experiment with the mac os and dont want to do the osx86 project at all i will not do that:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
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