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imac g3... it's alive... & now wireless!


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I'm bringing my flower power imac back to life. All working fine on
10.3.9. Going wireless was next stage so airport card & adaptor got
from ebay. Installed in seconds & working 1st time... God, I love
macs

Question is, do I install software update 4.2? Having got it working I
don't want to mess things up. Do I need previous updates? Not having
the ol' gal running since the last ever panther update & never being wireless
until now, I can't remember if I ever downloaded airport updates
before. (btw firmware on card is 9.52)

Any advice much appreciated.

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I think if it's running fine as is, then don't meddle!

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You could update your iMac's OS to 10.4 (10.4.11).

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- 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
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I think if it's running fine as is, then don't meddle!
yeah true... but just feeling I want the best for the ol' gal
An updated & secure mac is a happy mac, no? Which begs the question...
Do I move to Tiger?

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You could update your iMac's OS to 10.4 (10.4.11).

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that does seem to be the general consensus... now to negotiate getting hold of tiger cd's as "Florence" is a slot loading cd-rw...

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Good luck as they are like hens teeth Tiger on CDs. Whilst Flo may be a slot loader, most had combo drives that can read, and install, from a DVD OS disc.

What does Apple System profiler have to say about the burner?
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flo's vitals;

MAT****A CD-RW CW-7121:

Manufacturer: MAT****A
Model: MAT****A CD-RW CW-7121
Revision: AH36
Serial Number:
Drive Type: CD-RW
Disc Burning: Apple Supported/Shipped
Removable Media: Yes
Detachable Drive: No
Protocol: ATAPI
Unit Number: 1
Socket Type: Internal

me thinks no way jose to dvd direct although through firewire drive..?
now there's an option...

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Think Firewire is much more likely than finding those elusive Tiger CDs. They were an exchange program from Apple for folk with these machines to enjoy Tiger which is what makes them so scarce.
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me thinks no way jose to dvd direct although through firewire drive..?
now there's an option...
All you need to do to test your G3 iMac to see if it will read DVD's...is simply insert a "movie" DVD. If it reads a movie DVD...it should read an OS install DVD.

Hope this helps,

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- 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
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Good luck as they are like hens teeth Tiger on CDs.
Or "chickens with lips"...


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- 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
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