700 Mhz G4 eMAC OS options.. need advice

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ccabal, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. ccabal macrumors newbie

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    Hi Folks,
    I just got a 700 MHz G4 eMac on ebay. It came with OSX 10.3 (Tiger) installed but doesnt have Classic (OS9.x) on it. I do have a number of classic applications that I would love to be able to run on it. What are my options?
    My goal is to be able to have a OS 10.3 or 10.4 machine, and have classic support or be able to boot into some OS 9.x flavor. What options do I have? I read somewhere that I can buy a System Restore CD for eMac on ebay that would have OS9 and OSX but the problem is that the OSX would be probably 10.2, and I hate to go back to 10.2. Any advice?
    Another goal is not to spend too much money on this ;)
    thanks,

    Christian
     
  2. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

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    If you want classic support, then 10.4 is the farthest you can go. Look on ebay, there might be some good deals.
     
  3. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

    PurrBall

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    Definitely go with 10.4.x, most apps are starting to drop support for 10.3.x.
     
  4. ccabal thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so if I go with 10.4, how would I also install OS9.x ?

    Would I need to start with the eMac software restore, and install that, and then later install OSX 10.4? What is the correct order? Or does that matter?
     

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