Which is better? OSX or Ubuntu?

Eric Dunbar eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 17:13:31 UTC 2006

PS OS 9.0.3 was an OEM version of Mac OS. Chances are whoever
sold/gave you the iMac simply installed it (and, they _should_ have
given you the CD to go along with it since the licence belongs to the
CD, not the computer). Fortunately, you can upgrade to a more stable
version for free $$$ (if you want to play with OS 9).


On 1/22/06, Eric Dunbar <eric.dunbar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/06, Richard Colbert Jr <richard at venuspcservice.com> wrote:
> > Don't reckon anyone has a couple 128MB PC100 DIMMS they would part with so I
> > can get this iMac to run OSX and Ubuntu at a decent speed. All I have is
> > 64's and 256's. It won't support the 256's and two 64's is FREAKING SLOW AS
> > HELL with Ubuntu (works fine, just slow). I have OS 9.0.3 installed and it
> > crashes constantly (I think it is corrupted - came on iMac and have no CD's
> > to reinstall).
> OS 9.0.3 is perhaps _the_ buggiest version of OS 9 you can find :-(
> However, good news. You can simply download the OS 9.1 (you may have
> to d/l the 9.0.4 updater first) and update.
> I would suggest the following update path:
> 9.0.3 -> 9.0.4
> 9.0.4 -> 9.1
> 9.1 -> 9.2.1
> (yes, it's convoluted, but, that's the way things were back in the day).
> As for your RAM... your machine can take (officially) up to 512 MB of
> RAM (<http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=43099>) using 2 x
> 256 MB and unofficially
> (<http://www.apple-history.com/body.php?page=gallery&model=imacdv&performa=off&sort=date&order=ASC>)
> 1 GB using 2 x 512 MB!

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