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post #1 of 19
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My brother is gonna give me his old Bondi Blue iMac. Will OSX with a crap load of RAM even run on it?

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post #2 of 19
It will run, but like a horse with a needle up its ass.
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[quote]Originally posted by corvette:
<strong>It will run, but like a horse with a needle up its ass.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wouldn't that be pretty fast?? :confused:

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post #4 of 19
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Yeah, that was really unhelpful...is it too slow to do anything on at all...if OS X sucks on it what is the best OS for a bondi blue and is it even worth getting from him to begin my foray into the world of the Mac?
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[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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Wouldn't that be pretty fast?? :confused:

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no, there would be too much pain for the needle to be IN his ass. Perhaps if you poked it in its ass it would go fast. But not if the needle was stuck up its ass. ok?
post #6 of 19
you can run X on a Bondi. I did, and still do, except it has a 433 G4 in it now . It will just be a little slow thats all. Give it all the ram you can and download shadowkill freeware from version tracker. That should help speed things up. also, set monitor to thousands, use scale effect instead of genie.


am i missing any other optimaztion tricks guys?
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[quote]Originally posted by corvette:
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no, there would be too much pain for the needle to be IN his ass. Perhaps if you poked it in its ass it would go fast. But not if the needle was stuck up its ass. ok?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Horses have pretty strong asses you know.

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post #8 of 19
just stick with 8.6 or 9 on it and be happy. OS X isn't worth the troubles on it unless the only thing you ever plan to do with it is e-mail and web browsing
post #9 of 19
what trouble? simply install it. os 9 is NOT worth the trouble, crashing is NOT worth the trouble.

if u have the money buy an upgrade, if not it will be fine
post #10 of 19
I run OS 10.1.2 on a Bondi iMac. It works fine, except for anything that would access graphics acceleration. Apple and ATI have not yet released drivers for the Rage Pro chip these iMacs, the Wall Street PowerBooks, and Beige G3 minitowers use. You'll notice that the genie effect is pretty slow, and that QuickTime playback sucks almost all the time.

Otherwise, it's very solid, especially with lots of RAM. If you mainly use the computer to run internet apps, AppleWorks, and shareware programs, you'll be set. The Adobe apps I've tried (like Illustrator 10) and Office v. X are pretty pokey. Program launch speed is acceptable, and I/O operations like internet downloads will nearly double those (for the better) you see in OS 9.

Hope this helps you make your decision. Enjoy!

[ 02-22-2002: Message edited by: Reid ]</p>
post #11 of 19
Ive found that the slowness is a trade-off over all the time ive spent restarting 9.

speedy and unstable or stable and pokey.

take your pick. i choose stable and pokey
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Thanks guys! Someone was saying they upgraded the Bondi's CPU? Tell me more, this is definitely getting more interesting. I have to remember to call my brother tonight.
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QUOTE]Originally posted by YakManDoo:
<strong>Thanks guys! Someone was saying they upgraded the Bondi's CPU? Tell me more, this is definitely getting more interesting. I have to remember to call my brother tonight.</strong>[/QUOTE]

i put a 433mhz G4 in mine. although, these are kinda hard to find now days. sonnet is selling a 500mhz G3 for 299.00 and it gives you a firewire port. pretty neat. but personally, id rather have the G4 and Altivec. (and video card drivers )

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[quote]Originally posted by janitor:
<strong>what trouble? simply install it. os 9 is NOT worth the trouble, crashing is NOT worth the trouble.

if u have the money buy an upgrade, if not it will be fine</strong><hr></blockquote>

Funny, everyone praised OS 9 back when it was all we had

OS 9 does not crash on me. If it is constantly crashing on you it is YOUR fault.

iMac should not require many additional drivers so stability will be even better.

OS 9 runs a hell of a lot better and actually supports the imac unlike OS X.
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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Funny, everyone praised OS 9 back when it was all we had

OS 9 does not crash on me. If it is constantly crashing on you it is YOUR fault.<hr></blockquote>

yeah, appleworks crashing, and AOL just decided to stop responding and drop my connection was all MY fault

oh wait, AOL still drops my connection in X. is that still my fault? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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[quote]Originally posted by gumby5647:
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yeah, appleworks crashing, and AOL just decided to stop responding and drop my connection was all MY fault

oh wait, AOL still drops my connection in X. is that still my fault? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Gee, AOL dropping a connection. OS 9 sure is unstable
post #18 of 19
when AppleWorks 6 first came out it was a disaster on my ibook. Launch then crash. Ok, increase its memory. Launch again, crash. Ok, restart. Launch again, crash.

In 9, all it takes is one app to bring everything down.....
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[quote]Originally posted by applenut:
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Funny, everyone praised OS 9 back when it was all we had

OS 9 does not crash on me. If it is constantly crashing on you it is YOUR fault.

iMac should not require many additional drivers so stability will be even better.

OS 9 runs a hell of a lot better and actually supports the imac unlike OS X.</strong><hr></blockquote>


yes, all my fault. os 9 is infinently more stable than os x, what was i thinking.
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