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My sister just bought an OS9 iMacDV. I am wondering are there any good web brousers out there for OS 9? Whare could I download an olderversion of iTunes from?
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I assume that iMac DV is around 400 to 500 Mhz.

With enough RAM (max it out at 2 x 512MB = 1GB) that computer will be a treat to use with Tiger OS X 10.4 installed.

Enjoy virtually any browser if you have maxed the RAM, Safari, Firefox, etc.
 

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I assume that iMac DV is around 400 to 500 Mhz.

With enough RAM (max it out at 2 x 512MB = 1GB) that computer will be a treat to use with Tiger OS X 10.4 installed.

Enjoy virtually any browser if you have maxed the RAM, Safari, Firefox, etc.
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You are right on with it being 400 Mhz. It suports up to 512MB of RAM. Would it be posible though to put in 2 512MB sitcks to get a total of 1GB, even though it is not suported by Apple?
 

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You are right on with it being 400 Mhz. It suports up to 512MB of RAM. Would it be posible though to put in 2 512MB sitcks to get a total of 1GB, even though it is not suported by Apple?
Yes. I've had 1GB in my iMac DV before I got rid of it. Ran without an issue.
 

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I will pass this infomation on to my sister.
 

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Personally I would go with Panther unless the HD has been replaced with a larger version. Tiger tends to be a disk hog, although you can get rid of most of the languages which will free up loads of disk space. I like 10.3.8 though moat users have no issues with 10.3.9:)
 

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Tiger is faster

Personally I would go with Panther unless the HD has been replaced with a larger version. Tiger tends to be a disk hog, although you can get rid of most of the languages which will free up loads of disk space. I like 10.3.8 though moat users have no issues with 10.3.9:)
I have a 400 MHz B&W running Panther with lots of RAM and it was a dog - 1/3 the speed of classic at best. I currently have an AGP Graphics machine, 400 MHz running Tiger and a Beige G3 bumped to 400 MHz running Classic. The speed difference appears less than 2 to 1 now. The AGP Graphics is quite usable.
 

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Regarding Browsers for Classic (and OSX)

Go to this site:

http://darrel.knutson.com/mac/www/browsers.html

He tries to keep data on every Mac Browser known to man and does a fair job of it.

For classic there are 3 that you want (No one does it all :-( ):

IE 5.1 - This may be hard to find, but it is on older system install disks. IF you need it, and can't find it, I have it and can send you a copy. This is the fastest browser, but it will mess up on rendering newer sites.

WamCom Mozilla - This is a classic port of Mozilla. It is a little slower, but renders much better. There are still some sites on my PB 1400 that it cuts off on the the left. Others on other Classic machines with larger resolution screens did not have this problem.

Note that like other Mozilla browsers, there is a hidden preferences section that is accessed by starting the browser and entering in the URL space:

about:config

there are three sites you want to bookmark if you are going into this:

http://www.mozillazine.org/misc/about:config/

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_About:config_Entries

http://preferential.mozdev.org/preferences.html

They tell you about these preferences and even how to add new preference items over and above the standard values.

iCab 3.0.3 - This renders the best. Older versions do not. It is painfully slow sometimes, but it will do many sites that others won't. Your machine sounds fast enought that it will probably be pretty good. Two things with this one, one good and one bad:

1. You can actually pick a browser identity ie Internet Explorer 5.5 for Windows NT. Go to preferences and there are two settings.

First is in JavaScript -> Identity/Settings.

Second is Network -> Identity/Proxies There are 10 preconfigured choices plus you can add your own browser agent string.

2. In Classic, if you are below OS 9.2.1 ( I believe - could be 2.2) You will have trouble filling in forms on line. This is because the default setting is for Unicode, which is buggy under previous versions of Mac Classic. Go to:

Browser/Tabs -> Miscellaneous

and uncheck Use Unicode TextEdit. Then all will be well.

Have fun.
 

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Thanks for all your help. I have installed iTunes and will install the Web Brousers once I get a cat-5 cable up to her room. Dose aneyone know of aney free games that would be good for a 7th grader that would run in Mac OS9? Perferbiley educatinal games such as a program witch teaches typing.
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There is software out there

Thanks for all your help. I have installed iTunes and will install the Web Brousers once I get a cat-5 cable up to her room. Dose aneyone know of aney free games that would be good for a 7th grader that would run in Mac OS9? Perferbiley educatinal games such as a program witch teaches typing.
Thanks again.
Try the Macinstosh Garden:

http://mac.the-underdogs.info/

Yu can also try Pure Mac: Olden:

http://www.pure-mac.com/olden.html

It may not have games but it has Classic utilities.

Also - People tend to keep their macs around. Look around your neighbourhood for someone who has a stash with associated software.

Dave McQueen
 
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