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Hello, friends!

I recently bought an iMac G4 from eBay and I was wondering which OS would be best for the machine (Tiger or Leopard). It's not going to be used as a main computer, I only got it for nostalgic reasons. I guess what I would like to accomplish with this iMac is minimum internet browsing, the typical e-mail checking, YouTube and perhaps a little social media such as FaceBook.

The machine currently has Tiger installed.

Also, would Google Chrome even be possible to install?
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Tiger is fine for that G4

Chrome wont run as far as I know, but tenfourfox creates up to date builds of a Firefox based browser for G4s

http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/

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What is the speed of the CPU? If it's over 867 Mhz Leopard will run but if not, stick with Tiger. Tiger is probably your best bet like Louishen said.
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Thank you for that website, it is most usefull!

The speed of the CPU is at 700Mhz, I think I'm going to stick with Tiger.

Thanks friends, y'all are great!
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Makes not much difference - Tiger is as far as you can go with a 700MHz processor natively.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Tiger is really great, just make sure that a PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processoris running at 300 MHz or faster
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