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I got this one on ebay, has a 20gb HD, Upgraded GPU, 400mhz g3, 490mb of ram, and it is a rev B!!!!!!

 

Having lots of fun with it, I posted from It!!!!

 

 

Just one issue,

It does not have OSX nor do I own the full version.

I am shure it will be faster with OSx as it is multitasking. OS 9 is not.

 

-My Forst "Pro" Line Mac!!!!

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Cool - you're welcome to join my club of G3 advocates :) (basically we believe that G3s are the best Macs that ever have or ever will be made, any newer Mac has no advantage over them and is a waste of space that could otherwise be filled with , and Apple suck more than Microsoft ever have or ever will because of their decision to kill the G3s :p). Stick Tiger on there - it's brilliant on my G3 400/640 MB/32 MB Radeon, and as yours is a Bluey you won't even have to spend a week fiddling with XPostFacto in order to get it to work!

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Cool - you're welcome to join my club of G3 advocates :) (basically we believe that G3s are the best Macs that ever have or ever will be made, any newer Mac has no advantage over them and is a waste of space that could otherwise be filled with , and Apple suck more than Microsoft ever have or ever will because of their decision to kill the G3s :p). Stick Tiger on there - it's brilliant on my G3 400/640 MB/32 MB Radeon, and as yours is a Bluey you won't even have to spend a week fiddling with XPostFacto in order to get it to work!

 

Ahem

 

My Digital Audio 533 has a faster (133mhz) bus, an AGP 4x slot, faster CPU than fastest G3 B&W, more PCI slots for expansion, namesake Digital Audio sound processor, Gigabit ethernet, a better keyboard and mouse, can use ADC monitors, is bootable from firewire or usb drives, will take more memory, and the G4 has Altivec for running enabled apps. The upgrades that are available for the G4 machines are also better and the G3 is being dropped in Leopard. No advantages, indeed. :p:p

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I see that not all of us here have been enlightened yet :) You just have to try one and you'll never look bac..., umm, forwards... ;) Honestly, the G3 era was Apple's peak: great designs, solid build quality, thrashed Intel, true innovation in the PC industry (Apple were one of the first with USB, DVD-RW, WiFi etc), the bridge between Mac past and Mac today, and MS just replied to all this with Windows Me...

 

 

My Digital Audio 533 has a faster (133mhz) bus, an AGP 4x slot, faster CPU than fastest G3 B&W, more PCI slots for expansion, namesake Digital Audio sound processor, Gigabit ethernet, a better keyboard and mouse, can use ADC monitors, is bootable from firewire or usb drives, will take more memory, and the G4 has Altivec for running enabled apps.

And how much did your DA cost? And how much did my G3 cost? Case closed :p Just because Ferraris are really good, that doesn't mean all other cars suck, or even aren't as good overall - cost is a factor too :p

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My G3 cost nothing, and that included two LCD monitors, an Extended II keyboard and 640 MB of good-quality RAM :p :P :p :P :p :P

 

 

(A DA is therefore infinitely more costly to acquire than a G3, which I think is more important than any supposed benefits of one - it isn't infinitely better!)

 

 

:) G3 Forever! I don't care what Apple say, I don't want to use OS X ME Edition anyway :p

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Bah! The 9600 with the Mach V motherboard and 350mhz 604eev gave the G3's a run for their money on most benchmarks back in the day and had more expansion slots, which was why they re-introduced them after they were discontinued to make way for the beige G3.

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I'm sure I've heard of iMacs being permanently killed by attempts to install OS X without updating the firmware, so maybe the situation is the same for the B&W - pretty silly though, as surely a lot of people aren't aware of these firmware updates and think they can just put OS X on?

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Cool - you're welcome to join my club of G3 advocates :) (basically we believe that G3s are the best Macs that ever have or ever will be made, any newer Mac has no advantage over them and is a waste of space that could otherwise be filled with , and Apple suck more than Microsoft ever have or ever will because of their decision to kill the G3s :p). Stick Tiger on there - it's brilliant on my G3 400/640 MB/32 MB Radeon, and as yours is a Bluey you won't even have to spend a week fiddling with XPostFacto in order to get it to work!

 

Ooh err! Can I join? I LOVE my wallstreet - use it way more than my Mini nowadays. Well, when it's not having occasional battery issues but I hardly think it's the wallstreet's fault.

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Of course you can, as long as you believe in all of the things that I said that we believe in - that would of course mean getting rid of any Macs newer than G3 that you happen to have, as otherwise having those suggests that you think there is some reason to have a Mac newer than G3 :) I would possibly let you off keeping an Intel Mac, as long as you stick something over the Apple logo and install only Windows on it, as then it's a PC not a Mac :p

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Pass... [8D]

 

I love the Wallstreet through Pismo design of the Powerbooks but personally think the graphite G4s were the peak of Apple's desktop design. And the extra speed running the real OS is handy of course! OS9 on my G4 - to quote Clarkson, "IT RUNS LIKE A B*****D!"

 

As soon as you find your own G4 you'll change your mind! :D

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As soon as you find your own G4 you'll change your mind! :D

Not really a possibilty, I'm afraid - I never see free G4s offered and don't have anywhere in mind that has G4s about to be scrapped (I had my eye on those G3s for quite a while as they were clearly due for replacement, given the standard corporate hardware lifecycles!), and even if I did find one, I don't have anywhere in my room to put it now that the space under my desk is occupied by the G3.

 

 

And the extra speed running the real OS is handy of course!

Excuse me - would you mind not saying these things that make me think that I might want a G4? :p *repeats to self, in head* G4s are rubbish, G4s are rubbish, G3 forever, you don't want a G4...

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So you can't find a cheap low-end G4 anywhere? The low end ones are at the point of being sold very cheaply, if not yet given away. But then again I guess if you're G3's running well enough it shouldn't be a worry - unless Apple really pull a rabbit out of their hat with Leopard. As for the lack of space - think creatively. For example, I don't have space in my bedroom for my much-coveted pool table, so I was thinking of gluing it to the ceiling and filling all the balls with helium. Then I can just get some of those anti-gravity boots whenever I want to play (you can get them from Bunnings, I think they're made by Adidas' industrial subsiduary).

 

*repeats to self, in head* G4s are rubbish, G4s are rubbish, G3 forever, you don't want a G4...

 

*Heebs picks up a pair of maracas and starts a conga line - G3s are rub-BISH!, G4 for-ev-ER! G3s are rub-BISH!, G4 for-ev-ER! Come on, my mantra is catchier than yours so get behind and join in, Macster - you know you want to! [8D]

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Of course you can, as long as you believe in all of the things that I said that we believe in - that would of course mean getting rid of any Macs newer than G3 that you happen to have, as otherwise having those suggests that you think there is some reason to have a Mac newer than G3 :) I would possibly let you off keeping an Intel Mac, as long as you stick something over the Apple logo and install only Windows on it, as then it's a PC not a Mac :p

 

Well, you know, I was gonna offer to give you my dual 500 G4 since I got the MB, but since you've convinced me that anything newer than a G3 is rubbish, it's already been hauled to the dump. Thank you for helping me to see the light :)

 

Oh, and I slapped an Ubuntu sticker over the Apple logo on my MB and have Ubuntu on it. Is that alright?

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Well, you know, I was gonna offer to give you my dual 500 G4 since I got the MB, but since you've convinced me that anything newer than a G3 is rubbish, it's already been hauled to the dump. Thank you for helping me to see the light :)

Good stuff - those G4s really are a waste of space aren't they? Great for running bloatware eye-candy like Longho..., oh sorry don't know what came over me there, Leopard (though I hear it got delayed again...), but not good for much else huh?

 

 

Oh, and I slapped an Ubuntu sticker over the Apple logo on my MB and have Ubuntu on it. Is that alright?

Not bad, at least it's not an Intel box trying to be a Mac anymore (we all know that real Macs have real Mac processors and run real Mac OSes, don't we now? And are made by Apple Computer Inc, of course ;)) - I've always thought a big sticker with that round blue Windows "orb" would look rather nice in the centre of those laptops' lids though, no? :)

 

 

So you can't find a cheap low-end G4 anywhere? The low end ones are at the point of being sold very cheaply, if not yet given away. But then again I guess if you're G3's running well enough it shouldn't be a worry - unless Apple really pull a rabbit out of their hat with Leopard. As for the lack of space - think creatively. For example, I don't have space in my bedroom for my much-coveted pool table, so I was thinking of gluing it to the ceiling and filling all the balls with helium. Then I can just get some of those anti-gravity boots whenever I want to play (you can get them from Bunnings, I think they're made by Adidas' industrial subsiduary).

Lol :D :D I've said it before, but I'll say it again - you come up with such funny stuff! As for finding a G4, it's certainly not worth buying one unless it's going to be your main machine, in my opinion. And I never see freebie ones, while even if they did ever come up on Freecycle or somewhere that sort of thing goes so quickly that you never have a chance of getting it. You'd really need to know a company that had a whole load of them that they just wanted gone, like with my G3. I love my G3 anyway - how do you think he'd feel if first he was abandoned by his former owner, then by Apple, and then even by me? I just like being at the cutting edge when it comes to what software I have on my machines, that's why I'm disappointed that I will once be stuck in the past when it comes to Macs, having been at that bleeding edge for just a few months.

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Lol :D :D I've said it before, but I'll say it again - you come up with such funny stuff!

 

What makes you think I wasn't serious? I've seen it done before...It was in the house of a friend of mine – him and his bloody Feng Shui! [:D]]'> [:D]

 

Aw come on, surely old G4s don't still command high prices, even in Britain! Or are you morally opposed to paying anything for Mac hardware? [8D] Anyway, you're right, you wouldn't want to orphan your poor G3, though I'm sure it won't be too long 'til you can find a G4 for nix. Of course you run the risk of sibling rivalry - after all, the G3 may become jealous of its bigger brother's abilites, but ah - c'est la vie. Just think how Barry Mozart and Gus Shakespeare felt! [8D]

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