I'm thinking about buying a Wallstreet from another MR member. It's a 250mhz 13" model with 384mb RAM, 6gb HDD (I only need the basic OS X apps and 2 gigs for temporary picture storage and a few working files, so this will be plenty for this machine), and CD-ROM (can't playback DVDs on these so not really a big deal). Since I've never used this machine (or any Mac from this era - my first mac since my Classic was an 800mhz G4) I wanted to ask for some opinions on how it would perform some basic tasks: 1) Running 10.3.9. I HATE OS 9. I have to run X. 2) Wireless web browsing, while out of town or just in the bedroom. I like Safari, but Firefox is fine if it's better on older G3 machines? 3) Email, preferably with Mail, but again Thunderbird would work, if that's faster. 4) As a dumping ground for digital pics while on vacation. Will this thing run any of the semi-rent versions of iPhoto (with smallish photo libraries... say under 1000 1mb photos) so I can review, crop, sort, and maybe even do some slideshows while on vacation, etc. Is there a lower system requirement application like iPhoto that would work for this? 5) Word, Excel, PowerPoint... which version should I look for, does the video out work OK for giving PowerPoint presentations? My criteria for acceptable performance are 1) waking from sleep in less than 30 seconds or so. 2) Running OS X.3.9 fast enough to be comfortable (ie, no waiting more than a few seconds for a Finder window to open, etc) 3) Launching any of the above apps in less than 10-15 seconds 4) Running any of the above applications ONE AT A TIME "comfortably"... so, load web (basic, non Flash/heavy Java) pages as fast as the data connection allows, compose emails without frustration, edit/create basic Word or Excel files, playback and make small edits to PowerPoint presentations, view, rotate and crop 4MP photos without having to twiddle my thumbs. I can't afford much in the way of a laptop at the moment , and the price is right on this Wallstreet. I figure I will have to add a $25 WiFi PC Card (quickly) and a $20-25 USB PC Card (eventually), which is going to bring my total cost up to $150, which is just about as much as I can sink into a laptop right now. Question is: is it even worth it or will I be disappointed? Thanks for any advice from all you old school Mac users!