Ok, well I just got an original Tangerine G3 iBook and I am very happy. The computer is in great condition, not even a scratch nor is the keyboard shiny/worn out! It was a great find. Its use is going to be for outside around the pool just as an internet computer. Here are the current specs... 300mhz g3 96mb ram CD drive Airport card 802.11b 3GB hdd Now, in my preparations to get this upgraded, I have updated from OS 9.0 to 9.2.2 and then ran the firmware updater to firmware 4.17 I believe it was. The plan is to up the ram, hdd, new battery, and throw Panther on it. I just have a few questions before I start: 1. I CAN add a 512mb stick of ram (512 + 32) in there right? I was fairly certain you could, but on most websites (crucial, owc) they state that only a 256mb chip can be added. 2. I heard somewhere that when installing OS X on a clamshell that the boot partition has to be less than 8GB or else it won't boot up. Is this true? 3. What kind of harddrive do I need to buy for it? (I'm looking for 60-80GB) 4. I have a retail copy of Panther that is not in use. Problem is that it is a DVD, so either, where can I still find the CD version. OR if I install it from my eMac to the new harddrive (from a USB enclosure), then pop it into the iBook, will it work? 5. Panther should run OK on this right? I'm not expecting anything great, but it should be tolerable once its booted up and Safari is running, right? I already have a new battery...I spent $50 for the new battery, and am hoping that the ram+harddrive combined will be about $100. I got the laptop itself for $50, so this should be a decent throw-around computer for $200. Thanks in advance for any help!