How To Upgrade Ibook G3 Operating System

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by eggdust, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. eggdust macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2009
    Hi guys wonder if you can help me on this??

    my work has recently switched from macs to p.cs :eek: anyhow they have recently posted some older macs and laptops in a free draw. my name came up against a 2002 white ibook g3, below are the specs as listed by my company:

    iBook G3 215 10.2 iBOOK G3 700/128/27GB/Combo-GBR 14.1in TFT 2002

    my question is how/can i upgrade the o.s to a higher level (currently at osx 10.2) & what is the realistic o.s i can get to whilst still working to a realistic level.?? would i need more ram/memory?? its in pretty good nick generally and would be a shame not to make the best out of it

    pls note i didn't get any start up disks or o.s disks with the machine.

    many thanks in advance for your help
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What are you even going to use this machine for? Why do you want it? If I were you I'd just pass; it will be more trouble than it's worth.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Realistically, you'll need to upgrade the RAM up to a max of 640Mb (I believe) and the highest OS you can run on that Mac is OS 10.4.11 (Tiger). It'll be an OK machine for basic word-processing, email, iTunes and so forth.

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