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Would I be able to run OSX my G3? I recently got one for free, I wanna be able to run internet on it via Airport. Is there other way I would run a USB Wi-Fi dongle I have (Netgear)?
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You can run older versions of Mac OS X on a G3. You'll probably want to run Panther (v10.3.x) unless it has sufficient RAM and CPU power for Tiger (v10.4.x). What are the specifications?

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Sure it will. Just ensure you update the firmware whilst using Classic. Here is a list of the updates for various models. OS X appreciates memory so look to install about 1GB if possible:-

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1395
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What are the specs on that G3 Mac? Which model is it? CPU speed? Give us a bit more info if you would.
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If I can find those info I will :p OS 9 is a bit confusing!
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Look for System Profiler in OS9.
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Click on the multicolor Apple logo and look in the pull down menu.Apple System Profiler.
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Thanks for that. Apparently 233Mhz version with 160 MB memory ahahahaha!

How do you format that system? I put OSX disc into the drive, it can't read it. I wonder whether I have DvD version but I have 2 discs.
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I have one of those machines. You need a CD version of the install disks. For panther 10.3. I think there was 4 disks. Dont expect it to be super fast. I use it for iTunes streaming music. I got this wireless adapter from the link below and it works good. You also can put 512MB of RAM in them but its a bit expensive for that machine.
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