Very nice! The 7300 is my favourite beige Power Mac (it noses past the 7600 based on nostalgia and my sources at Apple say it has a couple hardware kinks ironed out from the 75/7600). I have a large number of them. Lots of upgrade possibilities, runs Mac OS and NetBSD with only minor fiddling...
I'm intrigued: what hack?
That said, Q3A was fine on my 7300 with 9.1, a Rage Orion (Rage 128) and a G3/500, so I don't know how much the OS plays into that. (It has a G4/800 now, so it's even better. 8-) )
What he said. Two words: O2 cracks
I'm the contrarian here; I've never particularly liked the Q605 case, though I *love* the Q605 as a computer. I replaced it with an '040, stuck an LC III shell on it }:) , and installed NetBSD.
Of the three trayloader drives in the three iMac jawbones I have here, one will not read a particular type of CD-R, one will not read another type. The one in the iMac G3 seems to split the difference.
The fruitBooks use the same trayloader and it has some of the same balkiness.
That or a short. My first iMac G3 (see other thread) did that, then one night went berserk, emitted a massive spark-crack and wouldn't power up again after that. (It also blew out the CX5M on the same circuit, which really p*ssed me off.) This new one doesn't do it, but I imagine it's a matter...
May I say that Shadowkiller makes a *huge* difference on G3s. My iMac G3 is very snappy in 10.2.8 with Shadowkiller (whereas without it it's rather poky). It's worth the initially jarring window change.