DSL On An "iMAC G3/333"

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DSL On An "iMAC G3/333"

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Since the CPU's only 333 MHz, would you still get the bandwith of DSL?

I mean, is it a case of the pipe being plenty big -- the DSL line -- but the faucet --
the "iMAC G3/333" -- is just too small?

No techie answers, please!
Just plain ol' ever'day English! lol

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Re: DSL On An "iMAC G3/333"

Since the CPU's only 333 MHz, would you still get the bandwith of DSL?

Yes.

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What I Meant Was.......

Hey!

I mean, using DSL, will I still get -- with "System 8"/333MHz CPU -- the same speed of audio & video downloads, the loading of pages, etc., etc that I'd get with "Windows XP"/1GHz CPU ?

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I have 4Mbps cable

on my blueberry and it works great. I can stream video off of the internet great
and since they have 10/100 ports = no slow down
second, no, it will not play stuff like a windows xp 1 ghz machine, as far as current streams codec. Plus, it is better to have OS X on it.

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OK , But....

Hey!

Let's say I'm using the OS that came with the "iMAC G3/333" -- "OS 8".

Will I still get that same kind of performance?

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Seem to be asking the same question repeatedly...

"Only 333MHz" isn't really the right way of thinking; a 333MHz G3 or 400MHz Pentium is a multimedia powerhouse no matter which way you look at it. The motherboard has way more bandwidth than is necessary for a DSL connection(by several orders of magnitude and whatnot).

It does not matter what OS you are using; the OS does not affect the underlying performance of the computer, generally only the responsiveness of the GUI(with the classic Mac OS newer = slower, with OS X newer = faster, but going from OS 9 to OS X will always make a machine less responsive- but not by much if you have adequate RAM). However, Internet speed itself is not affected much by an OS upgrade; many people however, at least on dialup connections, believe that OS X handles Web browsing a little faster and more fluently.

The reason OS X is a **much** better choice for the Internet these days is because even Mac OS 9.2 is obsolete now, and even earlier versions of OS X still have access to a broad range of new Web-enhancing software. You'll notice that there are only a handful of browsers for OS 8, and only one or two usable ones(even these are severely limiting these days), but there are tonnes of advanced, beautiful browsers available for X. Internet Explorer, however, is not one of these(it's shockingly slower than every other available browser). Basically, if you want to take advantage of all the Web content that DSL makes more easily available to you, get OS X. But if you're only asking if the machine and the current OS can handle DSL, or if a DSL connection will be as fast as you'd expect on it, then yes.

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Hey!

Thanks, "Disco Inferno"!

EVERYTHING you said was EXACTLY what I wanted to know!

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Something interesting to note

Something interesting to note: Long ago I used a crappy performa 6200 (my first powermac) with 32 megs of ram with os 8.6 on it on a 2 gig drive. I then used a broadband connection at my house. I will tell you, that thing *was* slower than a dog with download speeds because that roadapple was so crippled by apple. I actually would only get like 10-20kb a second when transferring a file from one comptuer at my house to the 6200 across a 10mbps connection. Pathetic. (THat was acomplished using a direct connection via some internet chat progrm at the time, not a direct file copy over the network). I would download progrmas on my other comptuers becuase downloading the same program on my 6200 would take so much longer (like i said, 10-20kb a sec compared to the upwards of 100kb or so i got on my other computers).

That was the only computer I ever noticed that with though. My powermac 7500 and so on were fine. But that 6200, ugh.

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