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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dustintendo, Nov 13, 2005.
im trying to get my parents to buy one instead of a cheap windows pc
Here are two threads that may help you:
If you get it for like 300 bucks or less -- I wouldn't pay more than 250 personally for one -- stuff it with a 512k ram chip and it should do well with Tiger.
No probs running my B&W G3 400Mhz 512MB RAM, OS X 10.4.3..perfectly usuable as a FCP4 cuts-only station.
It'll run OS X just fine. A guy at my college is running that exact iBook with Tiger and it's great.
Why not get a Mac mini?
Don't believe Steve's myth about the mhz myth... 500Mhz is really VERY SLOW!
It'll run it, but you have to think, for about $400 you can get a refurb Mac Mini that will run it 10x as good.
Whatever. I ran 10.2.8 on a 315mhz overclocked beige powermac. With only 224mb ram and it was fine. Not AMAZING, but fine for internet/web etc. A 500mhz 'book will do all the basic stuff no hassles.
I say go for it if you can get a good deal on one. I've seen OS X run on a 333MHz Lombard, a 366MHz iBook, and a 350MHz B&W G3 and it ran fine for basic tasks.