Ask Max: Upgrading G3 B&W to OS X
I purchased a G3 from you guys years ago. Although I'm very happy with it I would like to upgrade the operating system to an OSX version. The G3 is a tower Blue and White with USB and Firewire built-in. In the past I have been told that I cannot upgrade to OSX. I have system OS 9.2.2 with 384 MB of RAM.Thanks for the info
The B&W G3 will work well with Mac OS 10.3, but you may want to add extra RAM. Another 256 MB would put you at a good level. 10.4 Tiger is even a possibility for you (http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html) but unless you have a DVD drive you will also need to request a CD installer package after you buy Tiger. The form can be found here (Tiger Media Exchange Form). Your B&W computer is not going to be screaming fast in OS X, but it should get you working on basic tasks like web browsing.