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STK
21st September 2006, 10:59 PM
Hey,
I have an iBook G3 366mhz lying around the house and I was wondering what should I do with it. What do you think? And I'm not going to sell it...

SImo

applecollector
21st September 2006, 11:00 PM
Downloads Machine?
Or max it out and make it a super little laptop with wifi 80gb HD etc...

Whatever you do, DO NOT DESTROY IT!

mac_man_luke
21st September 2006, 11:04 PM
make a jukebox or a picture frame

either as it is or take it to peices, reverse the screen and put it in a nice box

maybe even add one of those touch screen layers over the screen

STK
21st September 2006, 11:11 PM
I'm not that skilled with comuters you know :D I havnt even taken apart my old LC630's!!!!! Jukebox...Interesting "Tell me More"

macgrrl
21st September 2006, 11:48 PM
a jukebox would be hot!

STK
22nd September 2006, 08:17 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(macgrrl &#064; Sep 21 2006, 11&#58;48 PM) 216793</div>

a jukebox would be hot&#33;
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Now how do I go about doing that?

Wally
22nd September 2006, 08:29 AM
Use iTunes :|

Oh and a word of warning LC 630&#39;s are extremely hard to get apart and back together and have a lot of sharp bits that can cut you.

Byrd
22nd September 2006, 08:58 AM
An iBook 366Mhz isn&#39;t exactly a crap machine, so if not using it why not give it to a member of family that would? It makes a good OS X machine with 256MB+ of RAM.

Otherwise, it makes for a silent downloading machine, or music hub.

Keep in mind installing a HD into a Clamshell is not for the feint hearted, requring almost complete disassembly of the bottom chassis to install it. So if it only has a 10GB HD, as a music server it might not be cavernous enough for all your MP3s.

JB

STK
22nd September 2006, 09:04 AM
What exactly do you mean by a music hub?

Byrd
22nd September 2006, 10:31 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Simo &#064; Sep 22 2006, 09&#58;04 AM) 216828</div>

What exactly do you mean by a music hub?
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Chuck an airport card in the iBook (or some other wireless device) and stream your iTunes collection to the iBook to a decent stereo.

JB

STK
22nd September 2006, 01:56 PM
I see. I like the download machine idea...I Might use it for seeding torrents and stuff..

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 02:35 PM
If your going to do the downloads machine idea maken sure your running panther or tiger
But on the other hand i have an idea for you.

What if you make it a downloads machine & itunes music server at the same time.
All you need is an airport card and itunes.

PS: What about installing FrontRow?

STK
22nd September 2006, 02:47 PM
Hmmm Will Tiger run on that computer if I just put the disk in and click install?

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 02:55 PM
If it has a dvd drive yes just place it in press the power button and hold down the C key.

Ummm accually it depends on how much ram u have?

STK
22nd September 2006, 03:00 PM
320 mb of Ram

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 03:05 PM
Then Tiger will be fine

STK
22nd September 2006, 03:09 PM
So do i just instert the tiger CD the shut it down the boot holiding down the C hey right?

helloroto
22nd September 2006, 03:12 PM
Also depends if it is the model with or without FireWire too....

Also FrontRow is a bad idea, major lag

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 03:13 PM
Yep thats 100% i have msn / yahoo messenger or ichat account if you need my help

maybe faster and easier :-)

STK
22nd September 2006, 03:29 PM
It doesnt have firewire.....

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 03:38 PM
Then install panther and then update it fully to 10.3.9

STK
22nd September 2006, 03:39 PM
Awwww. So there is no other way I can get Tiger onto it?. Because I dont have panther install disks&#33; ANbody here got them :D?

Wally
22nd September 2006, 04:24 PM
XpostFacto???

STK
22nd September 2006, 04:34 PM
Will that work on my G3??

applecollector
22nd September 2006, 04:37 PM
xpostfacto will not work i dont think

g3monster
22nd September 2006, 04:52 PM
XPF 4 will work...Google "Xpostfacto"...I have 2 beige g3s running tiger because of XPF4...Rya is a genius

STK
22nd September 2006, 05:02 PM
How do I use xpostfacto?

macgrrl
22nd September 2006, 05:03 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Simo &#064; Sep 22 2006, 08&#58;17 AM) 216821</div>

Now how do I go about doing that?
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oh i never said i knew&#33; just said it would be hawt... "thats so hawt" you could even have your screemsaver of paris hilton&#33; okay i&#39;ll shut up now ;)

Byrd
22nd September 2006, 06:54 PM
Thread closed - 1 of 3 threads, Simo, that discsses piracy.

JB