iBook G3-What to do?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by DmbShn41, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2009
    So I have an iBook G3, 366mghz, 576MB Ram, 160 GB(127 really) HD. It's running Panther, and I have no use for it. It won't browse web due to lack of support above Safari 3, and the trackpad button is spotty. What uses does this have? I would hate to trash it. I couldnt sell it as no one could appreciate it as much as I do. Could I set it up as a server for my media? This way I can save some space on my iMac, and my AppleTv 2 could share the library. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Sure, it could be used as a server if you use its ethernet port. Connect a couple of firewire hard drives and you'd be in great shape.
  3. MacHamster68, Nov 18, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    you could install tiger on it and then install camino browser , sorted perfect web browsing experience , or if you like safari more safari 4 runs too on tiger

    or you could indeed use it as a fileserver , ok limited due to the possible small harddrive inside , if you got the later firewire clamshell you could compensate that with one external drive or more , dont know if usb 1.1 is fast enough for mp3's as i dont have a usb harddrive any more

    but what i would do is different , i would install OS 9 only and use Classilla browser,
    running that combination on one of my iMac g3 and its really good , and too plays mp3's;)

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