> > It's got a 1ghz G5 PowerPC chip so I have to run Mac OS. I can honestly say I
> > have no idea what I'm doing. Anyone here good on Macs?
> You're going to max out at OSX 10.5 with that one - 10.6 on up has dropped PPC
> support and Apple's basically giving the non-Intel stuff out there the heave-ho.
> Either way, I'd recommend maxing out the RAM (1GB) if it hasn't been done
> already. OSX 10.3 is dead, 10.4 is on its way out, and 10.5 is your best bet
> for it.
> Also, check http://www.apple-history.com - any hardware details you need are in
> there (look under Family, iMac, Early 2003).
> What exactly do you want to do with it?
Thanks for the link. Lots of good specs and info. Not sure if I have the early 2003 iMac or the iMac (USB 2.0). I will check on it tonight.
It currently has OS 10.4.11 installed. I got 10.5 and installed it last night. Did a clean install. I cannot believe how long that install took. 2-3 hours! I never hear Mac fans raving about the install times. Perhaps it's because it's an older machine. It has the airport extreme wireless, 512mb, with a 80gb harddrive. What am I going to do with it? I have no idea. Play around with it. My kids use them at school and swear they are better than PCs. They might be but I struggle finding software for them. I want to get a few good games that are Mac only.
I swear that Macs have cleaner graphics than PCs. It's hard to explain but I installed OS X on my PC and don't remember it being as "crisp" as this older Mac.