11-28-2010, 02:09 PM
I have just pulled my old iMac out of storage after a 7 year hibernation.
I connected it to the Internet however the browser (IE for Mac) is no longer supported and won't properly run current web pages.
The specs on the machine are as follows:
700MHz G4 processor
256K on-chip level 2 cache running at 700MHz
256MB SDRAM supports up to 1GB
40GB hard disk.
This machine came with Mac OS9 and OSX (I think it's a first generation G4?)
My questions are as follows:
1. What is the most current OS I could upgrade to (that the machine would still run) and roughly how much $ is that upgrade going to cost?
2. Obviously if I upgrade the OS, I'd have to upgrade the RAM to 1GB. Is that enough for current day standard?
3. If I do steps 1 and 2, does anyone think I can make this machine 2010 (and beyond) web worthy?
4. If not, what should I do with this machine, is it worth any $? It's in mint condition. I still have the original box, packing material, and all associated paperwork.
Thanks for your time reading and posting your thoughts!
The man with the Beard!