Tangerine Clamshell iBook running Tiger (netbooted) in just 96MB RAM

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Tangerine Clamshell iBook running Tiger (netbooted) in just 96MB RAM

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I added a new HD to this Tangerine iBook (300 MHz G3) and was having trouble booting to my Mac OS 9 CD. Just for kicks, I tried netbooting it to reformat the HD before taking it apart again to check connections. When I saw its "About this Mac" window, I just had to share it with the 'Fritter. Now remember, folks: Tiger requires 256MB RAM and built-in FireWire to install. Here we're running on a machine with 96MB RAM and no FireWire. I did not install XPostFacto or any other third-party "helper" program: just hooked the machine up to our network and held down "N" at boot. This actually beats my ol' Frankenberry for running Mac OS X out-of-spec.

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wow, i knew tiger could run o

wow, i knew tiger could run on less then the required amount of ram but 96mb ram is insane, my Yikes G4 400mhz only has 128mb ram with tiger 10.4.10 on it. you can hear the HDd swapping like crazy to keep up to run the OS and you do get allot of beach-balls wile you are surfing the net.

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Totally Awesome

That's awesome but it probably is really slow and unresponsive.

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actually its more responsive

actually its more responsive then you would think, but it does works. i had to use my Yikes for a few weeks like this and its usable, it does get beach-ball happy at times. you just cant run 60 million things in the background.

Having iTunes and safari actively running with 128mb seem to be the max on what you can do at once, any thing more would result in a beach-ball fest

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reminds me of when i had the

reminds me of when i had the wallstreet running 10.1 with only 64 megs of ram. it was a living hell though.

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heck, this reminds me of runn

heck, this reminds me of running os9 on my Performa 6200 with 32mb of ram.

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