Pismo advice

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Pismo advice

Hello everyone,

I am going to get a PowerBook (FireWire) soon, and I need a few questions and recomendations about this machine.

Here are the specs:

400MHz G3
384 MB of Ram
6 GB Hard Drive (stock)
DVD ROM Drive (stock)
Mac OS 10.1 something

#1. Now I am already planning on upgrading the OS, But what OS would everyone recomend, Panther or Tiger considering the Ram and HD?

#2. Is this a good machine for basic web surfing and MSN for Mac, and maybe watching QuickTime movies and/or YouTube/Google video etc?

#3. What version of iTunes would run suitably well on this computer without upgrading the CPU? The requirements for iTunes 7 are a 500MHz G3 but I would assume it would still run ok considering my IBM ThinkPad 600E runs it okay at 366MHz PII and the requirements are "500MHz Pentium class processor or better."

I know I could definetely get a better Mac, But I have always wanted the Pismo PowerBook, and I just LOVE the form factor, and I don't need a whole lot of power either. Now if some people could tell me their opinions I would appriecate it.

Thanks in advance,

Mr. Goodbytes

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I'd say panther for that amou

I'd say panther for that amount of ram, and itunes 7 runs awesome on my 400mhz pismo.

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I am still planning on gettin

I am still planning on getting the Pismo, But I don't think I will be getting it as soon as I thought. The guy who was gonna buy my ThinkPad said he found a faster and more powerful one, go figure. But I definetely still want to get the Pismo, so its not like your wasting your breath posting here.

EDIT: Funnyman, how does the visualizer run on your Pismo with iTunes 7?

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ive got itunes 7 on my pismo

ive got itunes 7 on my pismo with mac os x 10.4.8, and its really jerkey, but almost acceptable.

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I'm running iTunes 7 on a Lom

I'm running iTunes 7 on a Lombard with Panther on it. It's a 333MHz vs. your 400MHz and a 66MHz bus vs. your 100MHz bus, and it runs quite good so if it runs on my older machine, it will certainly work on yours.

Hans

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go panther with 384mb ram..i

go panther with 384mb ram..i am running tiger with 512mb ram and its fine

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