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    Switching to Mac
    Hello

    I've been a PC user for years but I'm curious about Macs now and am considering a second hand G3 700mhz iBook. Would this be a good model to purchase?

    Would be keeping my desktop PC for games, laptop for email, browsing, chatting etc.

    I'm also wondering how easy these are to get on a wireless network?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mosgare View Post
    Hello

    I've been a PC user for years but I'm curious about Macs now and am considering a second hand G3 700mhz iBook. Would this be a good model to purchase?

    Would be keeping my desktop PC for games, laptop for email, browsing, chatting etc.

    I'm also wondering how easy these are to get on a wireless network?

    Thanks
    G3's are quite old and low-end.
    You won't get good performance out of it.
    If you're using your PC for games,email, browsing, chatting etc., then why are you buying a mac?
    You probably will not get a strong wireless signal.

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    Desktop is not portable, wanting to be able to move around the house.

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    He wrote he'll be using his pc for games, and his Laptop for email, browsing, chatting, etc. I think you misread his post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveMBP View Post
    He wrote he'll be using his pc for games, and his Laptop for email, browsing, chatting, etc. I think you misread his post.
    Whoops.
    Well, doing all that on a G3 iBook isn't going to be fun, I'd imagine.

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    I would probably opt for a G4 ibook at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todd51 View Post
    I would probably opt for a G4 ibook at least.
    I agree.
    A G3 Hasn't even been produced since...what...2001? 2002?

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    Honestly, you could get the G3. My friend's got a G3 iBook, and he uses it for pretty much the same stuff, and it seems to work just fine. I think its most limiting feature is OS X Jaguar. I find Mac OS X completely inefficient without Exposé. You could probably install Tiger on it with minimal problems, however.

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    Maybe I'll look at spending a bit more to get a G4...is there much of an increase in power between a G3 700mhz and a G4 800mhz?

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    get a macbook

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Jack View Post
    get a macbook
    Why a macbook?

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    there up-to-date have core 2 duo processers and there just brilliant

    they run tiger like a dream

    also they come in 2 colours

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    ooooh...two colours i'm sold

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    rofl they have built in isight too trust me their just brilliant

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    How much more do they cost?

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