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Ok all you fantastic brains, tell me how to update and streamline this set-up!

I currently have an older, badly organised set up of three unlinked Macs as below:

8600 (OS8) - Linked to Epson scanner by SCSI to a CD burner

G3 (OS. 8.6 or 5) Linked by Ethernet to a T Base hub to an Epson 5200 (A3), linked to A3 wacom (serial) and rj45 in to the Mac (?)

G4, 500 Dual tower – 21 monitor, internal modem, Ethernet, one slot filled with something? Should I buy an Airport card to gain access to broadband already existing in the house (ISP not known)?



- I want OSX Tiger no all (right/ wrong?)
- I don’t want to loose anything as I have it set up already (extra drive?)
- I have moved to a flat with wireless net connection – do I need an airport card for the existing signal?
- Can I use the SCSI scanner, CD burner (only), Wacom (serial) and bin the Epson 5200?
- All the various versions of creative software – will they work?
- I want to make a short film / animation using black and white stills, sketches, footage, sound, noise (+abstract sounds). If I take your advice and buy the following is this the right set-up and can I have the three Macs working together on OSX Tiger?

For that I intend to buy a Cannon powershot S70 for wide angle (C28 min). Stills and video 7.1Mp (portability, versatility). Also a Tascam Pocketstudio 5 for a random sounds / noise recording. I have got a (yes poxy?) Casio CTK 731 with no Mac support / compatibility (???) Can I link this directly by the cable to Mac G4? If so, how??

I’d appreciate any advice on how to set this up effectively without it costing the Earth and cocking up too much existing stuff.

Thanks!!!!
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well, the 8600 can't run tiger, I'm not sure the g3 can either, does it have firewire ports? how much ram does it have? the g4 can run tiger if it meets the minimum requirements, which it probably does, and you can use an airport card and connect wirelessly to any existing signal, but the 8600 can't use an airport card, the g3, depending on the model, may not be airport compatible either. once you sort out what you have and don't have that can run tiger, everything else should be fairly simple. the cd burner and scanner should work on the 8600, but maybe not on a newer os.
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