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    I have an imac G3 and was wanting to reinstall osx. My question: I have the OSX install disks from an old macbook, (Macbook is no longer in use), would I be able to install OSX using those disks or do I need to suck it up and pay the $69 bucks for OSX at my university? Thanks!

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    No, not at all because your Macbook is an Intel machine and your iMac G3 is a Power PC machine. The DVD that comes with the Macbook besides being tied to that model Mac, is only for Intel Macs. I am pretty sure all the Full Install Tigers you would purchase are for Power PC CPU's. Be sure though you are getting a copy of Tiger that is for PPC CPU's.

    Do you know if the Mac g3 has a DVD drive as full install Tiger is on DVD from the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Do you know if the iBook g3 has a DVD drive as full install Tiger is on DVD from the factory.
    He means iMac G3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    He means iMac G3.
    I knew that. I was in a hurry and using my ibook so typed it. Same difference. An Intel OSX will not run on any Power PC Mac.

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