Uses for an old Mac G3?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by copydeskcat, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. copydeskcat macrumors regular

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    Hi Chaps,

    I have an old Mac G3 that still happily boots up and runs various progs (although it struggles with things like Flash) and I don't really have much use for it any more.

    I run PCs in the rest of the house, although, I have AppleTV, two iPhones 4s and an iPad.

    I was wondering what I could do with this old G3 to give it a new lease of life. It only has LAN (so no wifi), and I don't have anywhere to connect it to my network.

    What would you guys reccommend I do with it to make it useful?

    Best,


    CDC
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    without a network connection, I'd say it's pretty much useless. If you want to learn about linux, you could install linux - but that will also disappoint if you later want to connect to the network (no Flash Player for powerPC).
     
  3. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are there any decent (and cheap) USB wifi dongles would work with it?
     
  4. gsahli macrumors 6502a

    gsahli

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    I've never used a USB WiFi.
    Look here - one from Newer Tech:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/search/USB+wireless
    (I think the biggest issue will be whether there is a driver for your OS version - or if a driver is even required.)

    It would be fun to try to make the computer useful. But, don't spend too much. Even after any upgrades, the computer will only be worth $30-50.
     
  5. copydeskcat thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, thanks - I should have said I'm in the UK.
     

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