Well I just sold me 12 inch powerbook on craigslist for $800. I thought it was a great price considering the market currently and I want to buy a macbook when they get updated. I know that it probably won't be soon and am set on waiting. I just hate getting the first revision of a product. I will be going back to college in late August and am going to need something to use lightly in the meantime so I am buying a B&W G3 powermac on craigslist for $45. I think it's a fair deal considering the guy is dropping it off. It has a 400 mhz processor, 256 ram, a 9 gb hard drive, and OS 9.2.1. This computer is going to have to be able to surf the web, talk on instant messenger, and write a few documents. That's it. My questions are: 1) Should I try working under OS 9 (which I've never used before) or try running opensuse linux on it (I haven't used that either)? Should I even consider OS X? I can get any of these OS's easily. 2) Is OS 9 easy to use and similar to OS X? What are some good programs for it for what I need it to do? 3) I have an old hard drive from a 1.4 Ghz Pentium 4 computer that isn't running. Can I install it on the Powermac? Thanks for the help. This has to last me a few months!