Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 8th Jul 2006 08:07 UTC
Apple A few months ago Thom bought and reviewed an iMac G3 333 Mhz while it was running Mac OS 9. I was always fond of the looks of the classic iMacs. They were just too cute to not want one. Recently Geeks.com restocked their Mac line with refurbished iMac G3s. They sent us one in, a 400 Mhz DV model (first released in October 1999) and we tried out not only Mac OS 9.2.2 but also the latest Mac OS X, v10.4.7. Read more as to how this old good classic iMac G3 performed.
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iLife / iPhoto usage?
by Damien on Sun 9th Jul 2006 15:51 UTC
Damien
Member since:
2005-07-07

What is iPhoto and the other iLife software like on a system like this? I'm sorely tempted to get one, just to start scratching an itch before spending large(r) wads of cash.

Damien

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RE: iLife / iPhoto usage?
by henrikmk on Mon 10th Jul 2006 16:35 in reply to "iLife / iPhoto usage?"
henrikmk Member since:
2005-07-10

Using Panther on a Powermac 333 Mhz G3, I'd say this is just too slow. I worked with iMovie, iPhoto and they are both just barely usable.

One of the problems is that the iLife programs use Quartz Extreme a lot and so effects previews and rendering will become very slow on machines without that capability.

I think a program like Pages would run just fine though.

Be aware that Garageband requires a G4, IIRC.

I think when you get such a slow machine, you should not expect to use it for anything but the most basic. I used the old Powermac for code writing and testing out websites, and it's excellent for that, but it was no good for more intense stuff.

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