[quote] If you have anything slower than a 500MHz G3 and 256MB of RAM, don't bother with OS X. It's a next generation operating system not meant to run on previous generation hardware, and most of the complaints I hear about OS X's speed come from individuals with older machines. <hr></blockquote>
I installed OS X 10.1.2 on my Beige G3/300 Mhz/384 MB and it isn't too bad. But...
Because I have an Epson Color 800, there are no drivers for OS X, and there won't be. On top of that, I can't even print in Classic. So, I launch OS X about every other day, surf the web, read email, and listen to iTunes, but without a printer that works in either OS X or Classic, it's not real practical for me.
And 9.2.2 is very nice - not once has it crashed or caused problems. So for everyday work, I'm with 9.2.2 (FrameMaker, Nisus Writer, PageMaker, Office 2001 - yes, they all work in Classic, but no printer, remember?)
(BTW, don't have Norton File Saver enabled - Classic can't launch with it enabled. I found out the hard way.)