New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Best OS For My iMac G3


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Mac OS X User

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posts: 34
Mac OS X User is on a distinguished road

Mac OS X User is offline
I recently purchased an old apple iMac G3/400 DV SE. The previous owner wiped the HDD which subsequently removed the OS (Mac OS X 10.4.11). What would be the best OS to put on this machine?
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,687
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
10.3 or 10.4.

If you decide on 10.4...do you really want to spend close to $100 purchasing 10.4 for a 10+ year-old computer thats worth about $10-$20 dollars?

Just something to consider,

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Mac OS X User

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posts: 34
Mac OS X User is on a distinguished road

Mac OS X User is offline
Is there any way I could get these off the internet for free?
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,687
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac OS X User View Post
Is there any way I could get these off the internet for free?
If there was...and it was legal...I would have suggested that.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
MacMan886

 
Member Since: Jan 20, 2011
Location: Amherst, Ohio
Posts: 114
MacMan886 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 60GB OWC SSD, 500GB HD

MacMan886 is offline
For a 400MHz iMac..... Definitely 10.3... 10.4 is barely ok on my 500MHz iBook with 256mb of memory....of course I intend to max my memory out to 640.

-William
Late 2012 Mini - 2.5GHz i5, 16GB RAM, 60GB OWC SSD, 500GB HD
QUOTE Thanks
Mac OS X User

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posts: 34
Mac OS X User is on a distinguished road

Mac OS X User is offline
Thanks for your help. I will try and get a panther dvd.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,687
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac OS X User View Post
Thanks for your help. I will try and get a panther dvd.
Panther should be much more affordable!

Just DON'T buy "gray-colored" disks!

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Mac OS X User

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posts: 34
Mac OS X User is on a distinguished road

Mac OS X User is offline
Where is the cheapest place to buy panther dvd's in the UK.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 25,687
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mac OS X User View Post
Where is the cheapest place to buy panther dvd's in the UK.
I'm not in the UK...but e-Bay is probably the best place (cheapest or otherwise)...install disks for OS 10.3 just aren't that common. You may find them on the rare occasion on Craig's List...but e-Bay is probably your best bet.

In fact...I just searched e-Bay UK...and I couldn't find any 10.3 install disks...that shows you how hard they are to find. If there aren't any on e-Bay...gonna be a tough search.

Just keep your eyes on e-Bay...they'll show up eventually.

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
Mac OS X User

 
Member Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posts: 34
Mac OS X User is on a distinguished road

Mac OS X User is offline
Thanks. I will keep my eyes out for them on ebay.



-Jamie
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac G5 took a dump | G5 won't power up »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Transferring Ipod music to iMac tadd5181 Music, Audio, and Podcasting 2 02-07-2010 03:05 PM
The New iMac (merged) EDIT-XTREEM Apple Desktops 7 07-21-2006 04:29 PM
Swap a PowerMac for an iMac? Smileyguy Apple Desktops 4 12-27-2005 11:17 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:19 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?