I'm challenged by this problem regarding the new G4 Desktops and could really use some expert advice on this. I want to buy a 1.42 dp. All new models boot into OSX however there is an option to buy a 1.25 DP in the online apple store that can boot into OS9...And that's just what I want to do...to have the option to boot in either OS9 or X but with a 1.42 machine! The choice is hard because of the following: Apple has the OSX 1.25 machine with 1mb L3 cache/Processor, and a OS9 1.25 machine with 2mb! L3 cache/processor????? Now isn't that funny because the only machine offering 2mb L3 cache/processor is a 1.42??? But a 1.42 can't boot into OS9 The next problem is the configuration: The OSX 1.25 can be ordered with 256 MB 333mhz memory The OS9 1.25 can ONLY be ordered with 512 MB Memory!!! Then you are forced to have at least an ATI 9000 video card in the OS9 1.25 and don't have the option to have a cheaper Nvidia installed like you can in the OSX 1.25 No firewire 800 is fitted in the OS9 1.25 You can't leave the obsolete modem out of the OS9 1.25! Wich you can in the OSX 1.25 You must have a 120GB hd because a 80GB hd isn't possible. Very strange when considdered that 80GB is standard in the OSX 1.25. but that's still not the worsed! 2 exactly the same speed machines (1.25DP, 512MB, 120GB, DVD/CD-RW, ATI9000, 56k) there's a price difference of Euro 108,- between the 2 machines. Euro 2849,81 for the OS9 Boot Model without firewire800... Euro 2741,76 for the OSX Boot Model with Firewire 800, Bluetooth option.... The only advantage the OS9 boot machine has is the 2mb cache/processor... Am I buying an old model here including the fan noise issue at a higher price only to be able to boot into OS9! Who can advise me what to do?