Hello! I'm a first time poster, long time Macrumors lurker. I recently got my hands on my first real mac, should I choose to purchase it (I'm taking it on a test drive, so to speak). The specs of the system are: 400Mhz G4 processor 256 MB Ram 20 gig HD (feels very slow and is noisy to me) 10.2 Jaguar In regards to this thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=336250) I can upgrade the ram, OS, and hard drive for relatively cheap. My real question is concerning the processor. The mac feels noticeably slower than another powermac that I have used (500mhz G4, 1 gig ram) especially using the internet. On the same connection I could literally surf faster on the 500 mhz G4. Is this because of the 100 mhz difference? more ram? I think that this mac would benefit from a new, speedy hard drive and a new installation of Mac OS X Tiger. Perhaps this would solve some of the speed issues? I think that I may purchase it, but I want to know if the processor is the root of the problem and if it would be cheap to go with a mac mini.