Hi! I never had the money to buy an apple computer, but felt I needed to also learn how to use osx. as I was browsing through the cheap $100 laptops and netbooks, my eye fell on a second hand $75 ibook g3. I thought to myself: "why not? Now I can finally learn osx"; being mainly a pc user, and having learned basic Linux (redhat, ubuntu, and later android). It's a M6497, comes with 2x64mb ram, 12gb harddrive, and os 9 upgraded to tiger (10.4?) The first thing I noticed, was the noisy and slow harddrive, and figured I wanted to spend a minimum of money and time upgrading the device. My fear is product incompatibility, so I thought I'd rather be safe than sorry. I wanted to upgrade the ram with this one: 512gb Harddrives to ssd, I have some questions: I either insert one of these (what I think to be fitting) SSDs: amazon buy link or I go with a PATA IDE to Compact Flash adapter, like this one: Adapter and a cf card like this one: Cf transcend 32gb What are your thoughts on the upgrades? After the upgrades I also need to worry about how to format the drive, and transfer/copy the os to the new drive... Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.