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- Our Mac OS 9 Group is for anyoneusing Mac OS 9, either natively or in Classic Mode.
- Our Puma Group is for those using MacOS X 10.1.
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All models included CD-RW drives and at least 128 MB of RAM.Except for the $799 CD-ROM model was only available in indigo. TheCD-RW model was available in indigo and snow white.
A special 64 MB/CD-ROM version was released at $799 in September2001. This is the same as the education model Apple had beenselling since July 2001.
- If you are running Mac OS 9.1 or later, iMacFirmware Update 4.1.9 should be installed. If you are using MacOS X, you must boot from a Mac OS 9.1-9.2.2 writeablepartition (not a CD or network disk) prior to updating. You cannotupdate to OS X 10.3 or later unless you first install FirmwareUpdate 4.1.9.
- For more information on firmware updates, see iMac: Whento Install Available Updaters.
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Non-Apple upgrades and peripherals (such as unsupported USBdevices, replacement drives, and third-party memory) may causeproblems when installing or booting into Mac OS X.
Be sure to read and follow Apple's "Read Before You Install"install instructions to increase the likelihood of gettingOS X installed and running on the first try.
- introduced 2001.07.18 at US$999, D-ROM version introduced2001.09.29 at US$799, CD-RW model discontinued 2002.01.07, CD-ROMmodel revised to 128 MB at $799 on 2002.01.07, discontinued 2002.07.17
- requires Mac OS 9.1-9.2.2, OS X 10.0.4-10.4.11
- CPU: 500 MHz PPC 750CXe (a.k.a. G3e)
- bus: 100 MHz
- performance: unknown
- RAM: 128 MB (256 MB on 700 MHz model), expandable to 1,024 MBusing two PC100 SDRAM (3.3 V, 64-bit, 168-pin, 100 MHz)
- VRAM: 16 MB SGRAM
- Video: supports resolutions of 640 x 480 at 117 Hz, 800 x 600at 95 Hz, and 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz using ATI RAGE Ultra 128 chipset
- screen: 15" CRT (13.8" viewable) multiscan to 1024 x 768
- L2 cache: 256 KB on-chip cache running at full CPU speed
- hard drive: 20/40/60 GB Ultra ATA drive. Maximum IDE drive size is 128 GB without third-partysupport. See How Big a Hard Drive Can I Putin My iMac, eMac, Power Mac, PowerBook, or iBook? for your options.
- CD-RW: 8x/4x/24x maximum throughput (24x on CD-ROM model)
- USB: 2 separate USB 1.1 ports and controllers
- FireWire 400: 2 ports
- modem: built-in v.90 56k modem
- ethernet: 10/100Base-T
- WiFi: 802.11b AirPort Card, requires AirPort Card Adapter
- Microphone: internal
- power: 150W
- PRAM battery: 3.6V half-AA
- height: 15.0 in/38.1 cm
- width: 15.0 in/38.1 cm
- depth: 17.1 in/43.5 cm
- weight: 34.7 lb/15.8 kg
- part numbers: M8534 (indigo, CD-ROM), M8582(indigo, CD-RW), M8490 (snow)
- family numbers: M5521
- machine ID: PowerMac4,1
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- Which iMac is it? A quick guide todifferentiating CRT G3 iMacs, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 2005.02.02.Two form factors, nine CPU speeds, and fifteen different colors. Howcan anyone keep this straight?
- What'sthe best version of OS X for my Mac?, Ian R Campbell, The SensibleMac, 2008.02.28. Which version of Mac OS X is best for your hardwaredepends on several factors.
- Low End Mac'sCompleat Guide to Mac OS 9, 2008 edition, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2008.05.12. Declared dead by Steve Jobs 6years ago, Mac OS 9 remains fast and stable, but Classic softwarehasn't kept up with Web changes. What Macs support OS 9, where to buyit, and how to update to version 9.2.2.
- The iMac Legacy: The G3Era, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2008.08.15. 10 years ago today, theoriginal iMac went on sale. One of the most popular lines of computersever, the G3 iMac would be Apple staples for nearly five years.
- Know your Mac'supgrade options, Phil Herlihy, The Usefulness Equation, 2008.08.26.Any Mac can be upgraded, but it's a question of what can be upgraded -RAM, hard drive, video, CPU - and how far it can be upgraded.
- The good, the bad,and the ugly of Apple design, Charles Moore, MiscellaneousRamblings, 2008.10.15. Apple has produced some beautiful computers andiPods over the years, but also a few of the ugliest and most ungainlycomputers ever seen.
- WiFi hardwarecompatible with desktop Macs running OS X, MetaPhyzx, Mac Daniel,2009.03.11. USB, ethernet, PCI, and other wireless hardware compatiblewith Mac OS X.
- WiFi adapters for desktopMacs running Mac OS 9, MetaPhyzx, Mac Daniel, 2009.02.10. USB,ethernet, PCI, and other wireless hardware compatible with the ClassicMac OS.
- Back to Pismo, Power Mac G4 CPUvs. video upgrades, faster YouTube with older Flash, and more,Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2010.01.20. Also still using anApple IIGS, Delete vs. Backspace key, old iBook and PowerBook powerconsumption, iSlate speculation, and more.
- Teaching an oldiMac some new tricks, Dan Bashur, Apple, Tech, and Gaming,2009.10.02. Using a G3 iMac as part of your home entertainment centerwith remote control, audio out to your stereo, and video out to yourTV.
- The future of up-to-datebrowsers for PowerPC Macs, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings,2009.08.31. With Intel-only "Snow Leopard" shipping, software supportfor PPC Macs will continue its decline. Also, a look at SeaMonkey 2 andCamino 1.6.9.
- New 'Books have better displays,digital vs. analog audio I/O, Craigslist restrictions, and more,Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2009.07.15. Also three browsers- Opera, Stainless, and Cruz - compared, and installing Mac OS X fromDVD on a Mac that can't mount DVDs.
- Optimized software buildsbring out the best in your Mac, Dan Knight, Low End Mac's OnlineTech Journal, 2009.06.30. Applications compiled for your Mac's CPU canload more quickly and run faster than ones compiled for universaluse.
- Tips forinstalling or reinstalling Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger', Adam Rosen,Adam's Apple, 2009.06.10. Mac OS X 10.4 uses less memory than Leopard,supports Classic Mode on PowerPC Macs, and, unlike Leopard, issupported on G3 Macs.
- Does using matched RAMmake your Mac faster or more stable?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum,2009.04.28. Most Macs don't need matched memory modules and seem to runjust fine with mismatched brands and capacities, but matching modulesmay be a bit faster.
- Hacking a WiFi PC Cardto work in Apple's AirPort Card slot, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum,2009.04.21. Apple's AirPort Card has become expensive since it wasdiscontinued. Here's how you may be able to adapt an 802.11b PC Card toreplace it.
- Is it worth maxingthe RAM in old G3 and G4 Macs?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum,2009.04.15. Increasing memory can make your old Mac faster and make youmore productive, but it probably won't improve resale value by theamount you spend.
- Dialup Is outdated, Eudora onMacintel, improving Tiger on low-end Macs, and more, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2009.02.25. Ongoing frustrations with Eudoraand dialup, ways to tweak Tiger for better performance, and problemswith a WD MyBook external hard drive.
- Using new techwith old tech, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing, 2009.02.05. Yes,you can use a 2000 iMac, a Pismo, a G4 iBook, an iPod touch, andseveral new MacBooks together quite nicely.
- Overheating PowerBook, 7200 rpm ina G3 iMac, getting online during blackouts, and more, CharlesMoore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2009.01.14. PowerPC support in iLife 09a pleasant surprise, no overheating issues with 7200 rpm drive in aniMac, and dialup access as a good backup plan for power failures.
- Is Camino now thebest browser for older Macs?, Charles Moore, MiscellaneousRamblings, 2009.01.13. Camino 1.6.6 works very will with Mac OS X 10.3through 10.5 and seems especially well suited for slower PowerPCMacs.
- Blackouts and Web access, death ofa Kanga, the future of PowerPC Macs, and more, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2009.01.07. Also another email clientsuggestion and whether a G3 iMac can handle a 7200 rpm hard drivewithout overheating.
- Practical iMac G3applications and upgrades, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2008.12.22.Used G3 iMacs are going for a song these days, but are they worthspending money on, let along upgrading?
- 4 GB RAM problem persists afterfirmware update, TriBook concept MacBook, DIY Mac netbook, andmore, The 'Book Review, 2008.12.19. Also using third-party monitorswith 'Late 2008' MacBooks, MacMagSaver protects MagSafe cord, $25802.11g USB adapter, bargain 'Books from $500 to $2,299, and more.
- The 'better safe thansorry' guide to installing Mac OS X updates, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2008.12.16. Most users encounter no problemsusing Software Update, but some preflight work and using the Comboupdater means far less chance of trouble.
- Why youshould partition your Mac's hard drive, Dan Knight, Mac Musings,2008.12.11. "At the very least, it makes sense to have a secondpartition with a bootable version of the Mac OS, so if you haveproblems with your work partition, you can boot from the 'emergency'partition to run Disk Utility and other diagnostics."
- Old Macs in the neweconomy, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing, 2008.11.25. "We are thekings of making our computers last, last, and last some more."
- Every workingcomputer is useful to someone, Allison Payne, The Budget Mac,2008.11.19. Whether it's a PowerBook 1400, G3 iMac, or Power Mac G4, itcould be all the computer someone needs.
- G3 and low end G4Mac performance comparison, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2008.10.15.Factors that impact performance are the version of CPU, the size andspeed of the Level 2 cache, and how much RAM is installed.
- How to clone Mac OS Xto a new hard drive, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2008.10.07. Whetheryou want to put a bigger, faster drive in your Mac or clone OS X foruse in another Mac, here's the simple process.
- Getting themost from your G3 Mac, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2008.10.03. MostG3 Macs can be upgraded so they can run Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' quitenicely. Here's how.
- The best browsersfor older Macs running Tiger, Charles Moore, MiscellaneousRamblings, 2008.09.25. A dialup user's overview of browsers for Mac OSX 10.4 puts the emphasis on reliability, downloads, and speed.
- 9 browsersfor G3 and older G4 Macs compared, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum,2008.09.26. The latest versions of Opera, Safari, Shiira, iCab, Radon,Firefox, Demeter, Sunrise, and Camino that run on Mac OS X 10.4"Tiger".
- There's still aplace for G3 Macs in the Age of Leopard, John Hatchett, RecycledComputing, 2008.09.09. Whether it's a sage iMac or a Pismo PowerBook,G3 Macs can be very productive with Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger'.
- Are G3 Macs stillviable work machines?, Simon Royal, Mac Spectrum, 2008.09.08. Forbasic tasks - writing, email, and using the Web - a G3 Mac with Mac OSX 10.4 and sufficient memory provides plenty of power.
- Using low endMacs for Internet radio, Gordon R. Brown, My Turn, 2008.08.18. Whenthe local public radio station moved classical music to HD radio, itwas time to find another way to listen. An old iMac with iTunes solvedthe problem.
- Bumps in theroad for G3 Macs, John Hatchett, Recycled Computing, 2008.07.28.MobileMe wouldn't sync with the Pismo, and Skype's software refused toinstall, but both problems were solved.
- The compressed airkeyboard repair, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings,2008.07.24. If your keyboard isn't working as well as it once did,blasting under the keys with compressed air may be the cure.
- Buying glasses online, iCab on G3iMacs, USB adapter for WallStreet, long term support, and more,Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2008.07.16. Also whether a 1.67GHz PowerBook is a sensible choice, midrange or top-end the best value,Opera can change the way you work on the Web, and more.
- How toupgrade your eMac without cracking the case, Jason Packer, Macs inthe Enterprise, 2008.07.14. Some people like to replace the componentsinside their computers, but with FireWire and USB 2.0, Apple has madeit easy to upgrade using external drives.
- Turn your oldMac into a web server with Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, JasonPacker, Macs in the Enterprise, 2008.07.09. Step-by-step instructionsfor installing and configuring Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP on anolder Mac.
- Turn yourold Mac into a website server with free open source software, JasonPacker, Macs in the Enterprise, 2008.07.02. By installing Linux withouta GUI, your old Mac can dedicate all of its resources to runningApache, MySQL, and PHP.
- Mac OS X 10.2'Jaguar' can unleash the power of G3 iBooks, Carl Nygren, ClassicMacs in the Intel Age, 2008.06.17. After pulling a bad stick of RAM,the Dual USB iBook didn't have enough memory for Tiger or Linux. Buteven with just 128 MB of RAM, Jaguar did the job.
- Mac 128K demo, Leopard adequate onunsupported Macs, booting an iMac from a Ubuntu LiveCD, and more,Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.06.11. Two new unsupportedLeopard reports, Linux for PowerPC is far from dead, and Mac OS Xtrumps Linux and BSD for features and performance.
- Slow Leopard video, G3 iMac to themax, Flash Player 10 Beta improves YouTube, and more, Dan Knight,Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.05.21. Also how to eject a disc that won'tmount, notebooks no longer need optical drives, a new key on Apple'sUSB keyboard, WEP problems with Orinoco Gold, and Microsoft Office onMacs.
- Slot loading iMacs:The SE/30 for a new generation, Tamara Keel, Digital Fossils,2008.05.20. They're relatively small, pretty quiet, reliable, can runTiger, and are very affordable nowadays.
- More G4 upgrade advice, securedisk wipes, 500 MHz iMacs with Tiger in action, and more, DanKnight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.05.09. The importance of securelyclearing your hard drive before you pass on your Mac, Pismo and closedlid mode, G3 iMacs in the classroom, and more thoughts on upgrading G4Power Macs.
- 500 MHz iMac with Panthergreat for Internet, watching video, and more, Carl Nygren, My Turn,2008.05.08. At $65 with upgraded RAM and a bigger hard drive, it wastoo good to pass up, and it works very nicely with Mac OS X 10.3.
- Overpriced Macs, 4-core Mac Provalue, USB for G3 PowerBooks, and more, Dan Knight, Low End MacMailbag, 2008.04.24. Also reader feedback on running a keyboard throughthe dishwasher, tips for using external DVD drives, and 8 GB partitionissues with the Classic Mac OS on the beige G3.
- OS X for PCs, Mac mini with HDTV,802.11n options, upgrading from Mac OS 9, and more, Dan Knight, LowEnd Mac Mailbag, 2008.04.22. Also reviving a dead PowerBook 5300,Lucida Grande, external FireWire SuperDrive advice, OS X and theDeskWriter, and royalties.
- 3 ways to better YouTube viewingon older Macs, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.02.06.Watching YouTube videos in your browser on G3 Macs can be painfullyslow, but there are several ways to improve your YouTube viewingexperience.
- Better YouTube viewing on olderMacs, too many dead pixels, Safari problems in Panther, and more,Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.02.05. Also picking the rightused G4 iBook, Quartz Extreme support for PCI video, problems with MacOS 9.x on G4 Power Macs, open firmware problems with 667 MHz PowerBook,and more.
- How the G3 iMaccrumbles, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2008.01.18. The greenlight of death, failing powerboards, and crumbling plastics are some ofthe problems old CRT iMacs face as they age.
- Lawsuits getting out of hand, G3iMac upgrade resources, Leopard on a 400 MHz TiBook, and more, DanKnight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2008.01.08. Also wondering why Mac OS X10.5 won't run on the 'Yikes!' Power Mac G4 and AltiVec justworks.
- Hot so Resetthe Cuda/PMU in a G3 iMac, How to Upgrade Your iMac
- Bringing G3 iMacs and other G3Macs into the Tiger Age, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 2007.12.07. Tipson hard drives, memory, WiFi, and getting Mac OS X 10.4 installed on G3iMacs and other older G3 Macs.
- Switching to Mac tripled myproductivity, Ted Bragg, My First Mac, 2007.12.03. Tired of losingwork and tech support, Bragg bought an iMac, switched to Mac versionsof his apps, and tripled his output the first year.
- Road Apple nominations, OS X 10.5 onMDD Power Macs, UMPCs and Apple, and a broken power button, DanKnight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.10.12. Whether some additional Macsmerit the 'Road Apple' label, Leopard on Mirror Drive Door Power Macs,the usefulness of ultrasmall computers, and dealing with an iMac with abroken power button.
- The future of G3 iMacs in the Ageof Leopard, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2007.09.13. From August 1998through December 2001, G3 iMacs were Apple's hot consumer computers.Which ones are best for OS X, and which should be avoided?
- Tiger on a G3 iMac and Pismo,running OS 9 from a flash drive, 7200 rpm drive heat, and more, DanKnight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.09.13. Also iMac upgrade advice,iBook G3 video chip resoldering, and how to get your website indexed byGoogle.
- Choosing and upgrading a 12"PowerBook, too much about Windows, the blue iMac blues, and more,Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.09.11. Also the pros and cons ofrunning Mac OS X 10.4 'Tiger' on a blue and white G3 and one more tipfor burning CDs that will work on old Macs.
- iPhone cost, Low End Mac on theiPhone, using an LCD display with a G3 iMac, getting files off SCSIdrives, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.07.26.Also sources for used Mac games and problems with Low End Mac'shome page in Safari.
- External video options for a G3iMac, Dan Knight and Kris Finkenbinder, Low End Mac Mailbag,2007.07.25. Many G3 iMacs are fuzzy at 1024 x 768. What are theoptions for connecting an external monitor and disabling thebuilt-in display?
- Software to darken iMacdisplay, columnist returns iPhone, Logitech introduces air mouse,and more, Mac News Review, 2007.07.20. Also a USB turntable forturning your record albums into MP3s, a retractable flash drive,iPhone: The Missing Manual, Parallels Desktop 3 a major update, andmore.
- Even if Leopard leaves G3behind, Tiger users will still be able to run up-to-date apps,Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 2007.06.18. While Apple may drop G3support in OS X 10.5, there will continue to be plenty of optionsfor 10.4 users who want to run up-to-date browsers, email clients,and instant messaging programs.
- Making new Mac users with oldiMacs and Tiger, buying newer vs. upgrading, booting Compact Flash,and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2007.05.29. Gettingseniors online with old iMacs, buying a newer Mac rather thanupgrading an old one, booting PowerBooks from Compact Flash, andquestions about video conferencing.
- The truth about CRTs and shockdanger, Tom Lee, Online Tech Journal, 2007.05.22. You've beenwarned that CRT voltage can injure and even kill. The truth is thatthis danger is overstated - and takes attention away from a greaterdanger.
- Why Apple must continue G3support in Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard', Dan Knight, Mac Musings,2007.05.08. "We're worried about what happens if Apple unchecksthat box in Xcode to include the instructions necessary to runOS X on G3 processors at all."
- Troubleshooting an iMac andpossible Pismo overheating, Charles Moore, MiscellaneousRamblings, 2007.03.19. Figuring out what's wrong with a G3 iMacthat won't boot properly and possily spurious temperature readingsfrom Gauge Pro.
- How much Mac do you really needto run OS X?, Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living, 2006.11.16. Youdon't need dual-core Intel processors to read email or use the Web.Here are some 1999-2001 Macs that could be all you need.
- Using FireWire Target Disk Mode toinstall OS X on Macs without DVD drives, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2006.09.14. Two methods for using FireWireTarget Disk mode to install OS X on a Mac that can't readDVDs.
- Is the G3 still a practicalchoice?, Matthew Jay, Macs to the Max, 2006.08.10. Although theG3 is several generations old, it has enough horsepower for most ofthe things we do on our computers.
- Customizing Mac OS 9,Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence, 2006.08.01. Fiddling withthemes, picking a browser, and making the Classic Mac OS work justthe way you want it to.
- A $25 iMac! It's a steal, butwhat to do with it?, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive,2006.07.28. A $25 iMac (less mouse and keyboard) from the localthrift shop was a great find, but what would be the best way to putit to use?
- Panther on a G3 iMac, B&WG3 sold, and the state of my other Macs, Nathan Thompson,Embracing Obsolescence, 2006.07.18. Although running OS X 10.3.9 ona 6-year-old iMac, the author still maintains his stable of olderMacs running the Classic Mac OS.
- More ways to add OS 9 features toOS X, modem problems with MacBook and USB modem, Opera problem, andmore, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2006.07.17. Alsopotential problems using Target Disk Mode to install the OS, usingClassic on Intel Macs, value of Pismo G4 upgrades, "Tiger" on a G3iMac, better laptop ergonomics, and more.
- 'Argh' moments switching to OSX, Mac OS 9 'amazingly fast', make your own anti-spam machine, andmore, Mac News Review, 2006.07.14. Also Mac OS X RoutineMaintenance page updated, developer notes for education-only iMac,and a new SATA enclosure for the Mac.
- Installing OS X 10.4 'Tiger' onDVD-challenged Macs using FireWire Target Disk Mode, CharlesMoore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2006.07.10. Mac OS X ships on asingle install DVD, which Apple will exchange for CDs at $10. Butif you have access to a DVD-equipped Mac and a FireWire cable,you're good to go.
- Getting IE 4.5 to work with LowEnd Mac, 7200 rpm drive heat in an iMac, upgrading OS X on a whiteiBook, and more, Dan Knight, Low End Mac Mailbag, 2006.06.29.Configuring Internet Explorer 4.5 to work with CSS-based websites,overheating issues with iMacs, positive results with OS X upgrades,and problems getting an SD flash card to work in a PowerBook1400.
- Making the move from Jaguar (OSX 10.2) to Panther (10.3), Ted Hodges, Vintage Mac Living,2006.04.11. One advantage of Apple's "no upgrades" policy for OS X- someone can give you their old copy after upgrading withoutworrying about violating their license.
- FastMac's $190 8x dual-layerSuperDrive for PowerBooks and dual USB iBooks, Charles Moore,Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2006.01.30. For US$190-250 you can replacethe CD-ROM, CD-RW, Combo, or slow old SuperDrive in mostPowerBooks, white iBooks, slot-loading iMacs, and Cubes with afaster, dual-layer drive.
- Web browser tips for theclassic Mac OS, Nathan Thompson, Embracing Obsolescence,2006.01.03. Tips on getting the most out of WaMCom, Mozilla,Internet Explorer, iCab, Opera, and WannaBe using the classic MacOS.
- The best browsers for PowerPCMacs and the classic Mac OS, Nathan Thompson, EmbracingObsolescence, 2005.12.16. Two browsers stand out from the pack: iCab 3 ismodern and remains under development, and WaMCom brings Mozilla toolder Macs.
- How Big a Hard Drive Can I Put in MyiMac, eMac, Power Mac, PowerBook, or iBook?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel,2005.10.24. A lot of older Macs don't know how to deal with drivesover 128 GB in size. We look at three options.
- Upgrading an oldiMac to Mac OS X, William Porter, TidBITS, 2005.02.07.Preparing a pair of 2001 iMacs for OS X and then gettingJaguar up and running on them.
- Why the slot loading iMac Is agood choice for OS X, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 2004.09.10. Withprices starting at just over US$200, a tray-loading iMac can be agreat choice for running OS X.
- Upgrades for the slot-loadingiMac, Dan Knight, iMac Channel, 2003.05.15. Overview of memory,hard drive, media drive, and CPU upgrade options for slot-loadingiMacs.
- Upgrading your G3 iMac,Evan Kleiman, Mac Daniel, 2003.03.07. Three types of upgrades thatcan improve your old iMac for less than the cost of buying a newone.
- iMac PC100 memorypricing, ramseeker
- The iMac channel
- The iMac List, an email listiMac users
- The iMacNewsPage
- Apple specs for iMac (Summer2001)
- G3 Macs may not be supported in Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard", whichis scheduled to ship in October. Apple has not spoken on therecord, but the beta cannot be installed on any G3 Mac.
- You cannot plug the iPod shuffle directly into the iMac's USBport - it will notfit. It will not charge if plugged into a keyboard USB port oran unpowered USB hub. To charge it while using it with your iMac,you must us a USB extension cable, powered USB hub, iPod shuffledock, or a USB power adapter.
- iMacs released in February 2001 and July 2001 should have iMacPower Management Update 1.1 installed to solve a problem withlosing PRAM settings when the computer is disconnected from powerfor an extended period of time. See KnowledgeBase article 120048 for full details.
- You must have the keyboard plugged directly into an iMac USBport to boot with the power key (Eject on the Apple Pro Keyboard);it will not work if the keyboard is attached to a hub.
- The iMac loads the MacOS Toolbox into RAM, unlike earlier Macswhich use it from ROM. You lose the use of 3 MB of memory but gainfaster performance.
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