G3 worth saving or sell

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tazman437, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Tazman437 macrumors newbie

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    G#/500 DV SE M5521 Graphite Would this be worthwhile for a 6 year olds entertainment and education? What kind of programs should I look for that will run on this machine?
     
  2. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Not worth spending any money on. Few programs will run on it.
     
  3. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    I don't think any modern software will run on it. I don't think you'll be able to sell it either.

    You should just turn it into decor of some sort.
     
  4. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    worthwile not only for a 6 year old , i love my iMac G3 and would never ever even trade it for anything in the world , its a amazing bit of hardware , and they still work , and if you run either OSX or if you boot direct into OS9 , you get plenty of software for it
     
  5. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    So you won't trade it for anything huh? How about $1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars)? Or how about 40 virgins? Or how about a trip to the moon and back?

    I guess none of those would be enticing enough for you to give up your affinity for an antique. :rolleyes:
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    money is not everything in life , but i know mankind , and if someone would be willing to give $ 1.000.000.000 for my iMac G3 , then i can only assume its value is double that high and it would be stupid to accept that offer ;)
     
  7. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Does that include C4 or TNT?
     
  8. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    You are hopeless.



    Neither, just my blind and undying conviction to a fool's errand. That is more powerful than any concoction of man. ;)
     
  9. Caramac macrumors newbie

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    On this site, the only response needed is from those USING a G3 iMac to browse macrumors. You guessed it, typing this using a 1999 iMac 400 DV running OS X 10.3.9 after a bump in RAM to 1 GB.

    Programs installed: Camino 1.6, Firefox 2. (useless on youtube for ex.)
    Quicktime 7.5 Pro, VLC 0.86c
    iTunes 7.3
    Adobe Reader 7

    A key point for new installers - Software Update via Apple is no more.
    Either install 17 carefully weeded updates, or find a 10.3.9 install cd (licensed) for sale.
    Those security updates to Panther ended with SecUpd2007-008Pan.
    Later, TIGER 10.4.11 which ran fine on my iMac 600 SE.
     

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