How To Upgrade Ibook G3 Operating System

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

  1. eggdust macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    #1
    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

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    #2
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2004
    #3
    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.
     

Share This Page