I need some eMac upgrade advice!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tmiles, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. tmiles macrumors newbie

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    #1
    First of all, I must confess I am not Mac savvy. Please be gentle with me.

    I have an eMac computer that needs to be put to better use for my kids. They currently use my PC for homework. I will be losing the PC at the first of the next year. I want to add to the eMac, Microsoft Office and a printer for their homework assignments. Should I upgrade the eMac or just find a version of Microsoft office that will run on what I have. I was told that my system would support Tiger and Leopard, but I have no idea what would be best.

    Here is my system info:
    Machine Model: eMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.1)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1.25 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 167 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.8.8f0
    System Version: Mac OS X 10.3.9 (7W98)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 7.9.0
    DIMM0/J2:
    Size: 512 MB
    Type: DDR SDRAM
    Speed: PC2700U-30330

    DIMM1/J1:
    Size: 512 MB
    Type: DDR SDRAM
    Speed: PC2700U-30330
    Any help would be much appreciated
     
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    #2
    I've run 10.5 on eMacs of that spec before, it runs fine. You can run Office 2004 or 2008.
     
  3. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I ran 10.5 on my 1x1.25GHz MDD PowerMac, which used to have 1GB of RAM (now has 2GB), and it worked just fine.
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

    roadbloc

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    I second that. I've seen Leopard run just fine on eMac's like yours.
     
  5. tmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Thanks for the advice

    I wansn't sure if I could jump from Panther to Leopard skipping Tiger all together.
     

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