Fab new gear
May 22, 2006
Jeremy up and gave me his old G3 iMac that was sitting around. He said he didn’t want to invest the time to get OS X running on it (since it needed a firmware update). I gladly took it from him and set it up this weekend. It turns out it didn’t need the firmware update after all! It’s a 400MHz G3 and it came with 384MB of RAM and a 10GB hard disk. It came with OS 9.1 on it, so I upgraded it to OS 9.2.2 and installed OS X 10.4. Amazingly, 10.4 works great on it, in lieu of the fact that it’s 6 years old. It’ll be great to have a machine with OS 9 on it for Julie’s older music software. My challenge now is to get my MOTU Fastlane USB MIDI adapter working on it so she can plug it into the piano and write music using the keyboard.