OSX on a Beige/233 Minitower - Would I be wasting my time?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by soccerfan, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. soccerfan macrumors member

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    I live overseas so I don't have a chance to do much comparision shopping.

    I have a beige minitower233 - one of the originals.

    Would trying to put OSX on this just be a waste of time?

    I'd upgrade to 256+ MB RAM.

    Would my day-to-day performance be worse or better than what I have with OS8.5?

    I generally do non-intensive stuff - Macromedia Flash, Photoshop4, web browsing...

    I'm mostly interested in using the Apache/Linux stuff, playing with the new interface, and having my day to day performance be as good as it is now.

    Or should I just skip it? Thoughts?
     
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030

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    Performance...

    ...won't be the equal of 8.5 on anything less than a dual G4 (because anything other than dual processors and Altivec speeds up 8.5 just as much as X). I have a beige desktop 233MHz with 10.1.5, 384MB of ram, and a 30GB 7200rpm Quantum hard drive. I quite like it, but it's not fast.
     
  3. soccerfan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your reply!

    When you mean it's not as fast, do you just mean your average duties (ie scrolling, etc.), or application performance?

    What would I have to look forward to? Besides just being pretty!
     

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