Well, I finally got the CD to work. The CD I have is Power Macintosh G3 Install. It has Installing Mac OS 8, PowerMac G3 ReadMe, Mac OS Install, etc. How do I access what seems to be document files without a mouse??
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Well, you don't want to install OS 8 at this point. If you tab and it highlights an icon, hit "return." You need an Apple ADB (Apple Data Bus) mouse. A PC mouse won't work on that Mac. Thankfully, they do on current Macs. Search "ADB Mouse" on eBay.
What a great thread! I recently resurrected a Beige G3, cannibalized ram, video card usb card, firewire card from another slower G3 into it. I have it in my garage as an internet radio unit. iTunes from OS 9 still works great and all the internet radio stations work. I had a good pair of Altec Lansing speakers with sub woofer I added and it sounds great!
I got Classzilla to do the occassional Google search. Flash doesn't work on it but who cares. It is nice to have a modern browser in OS 9.
The video card I slapped in it is an ATI Xclaim VR. I wonder how I get the TV portion working? I've Googled it but without much luck. Man if I could pick up TV on it that would be awesome!
OK. Wow. You just reminded me what great machines Macs are.. and to not discount the older machines. I guess I just haven't had any experience in "resurrecting" an old machine to do some functions that are cool to have in a garage like Biggerfoots, or as music server, etc. It is good to know that there is a modern day browser for it too. Cool. I might be tempted to check Craigslist now....
I did see some vidcards for G3 in the 30-70 dollar range...
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I still have my beige G3 Frankenmac with an ATI Xclaim VR.
It came with an external unit to hook up the cable and from there to the video card. I was also able to connect the unit to the TV to use as an external "monitor". Of course everything looked like crap, but at the time it was cool.
Unfortunately, I threw that away long ago, along with my SyQuest drives, Zip drives., and floppies.
Edit: (Reboot beat me)
Edited by Acumowchek (01/22/1009:09 AM) Edit Reason: Too slow
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