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    resurecting my old G3
    got an old powermac G3...no usb, but does have eternet. It is running the old os 8.1,,,,what is the max os upgrade i can give this G3?

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    I believe it can run OS X, but not very fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlecho
    got an old powermac G3...no usb, but does have eternet. It is running the old os 8.1,,,,what is the max os upgrade i can give this G3?
    The beige G3 is listed as compatible with OS 8 through 9.2.2. As I remember, OS X in any version wants built-in USB before it will install. Also, OS 9 wants a lot more RAM that 8.X so you might want to check that out before you upgrade.

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    PS: I just saw a reference to a utility called XPostFacto that can install OS X on some older, unsupported machines like the beige G3. It's at: http://eshop.macsales.com/osxCenter/XPostFacto. Be sure to check the documentation for details.

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