iMac Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by camybot, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. camybot macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Apple products and just picked up an iMac at a yard sale for cheap. It has OS 9.2 installed and I am wondering about my options for web browsers. It had MSIE 5.1 when I got it, but that wouldn't even go to my home page, yahoo.com, because it is too old. Someone else recommended iCab so I installed the version for my OS. It is ok, but really strikes me as slow compared to Firefox that I am used to. Any suggestions for speedier alternatives to the iCab browser for my machine?

    Also, a poster on another forum recommended running Xubuntu in place of OS 9.2. Is that a valid option, and where would I go about getting an install disc?

    Finally, the yard sale where I got this iMac had another like it for a pretty low price, but it had a password screen at startup and no one knew what the password was. Is it possible for me to get past this password screen if I buy the computer, or would a reload of the OS be necessary?

    Thanks for any help you might offer.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    More info needed

    Click the :apple: then About this Mac

    What processor does it have?
    How much memory?
     
  3. camybot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I don't know about Xubuntu. Here is a link for you.

    http://www.apple.com/support/imac/g3/

    Maybe you can get some answers by studying that. You're gonna need more RAM for any OS more sophisticated than 9.2
     

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