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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vdubguy209, Dec 18, 2005.
i have a blue and white tower g3. i was wondering whats the best os i can get for it?
Maybe somewhere around Mac OS X version 10.3.
Depends in part on how much RAM you have in there.
I'm pretty sure the B&W can run up to 10.3.9.
They can most certainly run Panther.
Not sure about Tiger, but I would be very surprised if they couldn't.
I'd say the best OS is Panther. Get 512MB of ram and it'll be a decent computer.
With 512MB+ of RAM, Mac OS 10.3.9 should run okay.
You must have a Macintosh computer with:
a PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
a DVD drive
at least 256 MB of RAM
a built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
at least 3 GB of disk space available, or 4 GB if you install the developer tools
yea i have 1gb of ram, so panther it is. thanks guys!!! im very new to mac, anything else i should know. like any other places to get some programs or programs i should get?
first 2 things to go on any new OS install I find myself in control of...
I think this would be an excellent place for you to start.
Blue and White G3's HAVE built in firewire and they can run Tiger just fine. The only reason I don't have it yet is because of $ and because Panther runs fine for me and I'm not sure the benefits are worth the trouble yet (I honestly don't ever need to search within files. I usually know where all my stuff is).
The only stumbling block with a Blue and White G3 and firewire is that you cannot boot from a firewire external hard drive, but generally that does not matter because you can boot from CDs if you need to do some disk maintenance or troubleshooting.
Wow, I thought they predated it
B&W's can run Tiger fine if you have enough HD/RAM. I've seen many of them running Tiger and know someone personally who does as their main computer.
I'm running Tiger just fine on my smurfbox, w/1GB of ram, WD Raptor, & Radeon 9200