If there's a physical Apple Store or third-party store which sells Macs nearby, go there and try out one of the display models. Since it's running Mac OS X 10.3.7, it's a PowerPC Mac; OS upgrades for it are hard to find and expensive.
Unfortunately there isn't . I live in a pretty rural area. That's why I picked this one up for $200 bucks to try it out. This is pretty much my options for trying it out without buying a more expensive model. Sorry I realize its outdated Just wanted to test run it a bit to get a feel for how the OS runs. Thanks for the reply
Hello, welcome to the forums & Macdom!
First, you can update it to 10.3.9...
I think the most modern Browser for Panther/10.3.9 is Camino...
Or iCab 4.8...
Updating the OS would cost more than a newer Mac with a greater OS methinks.
Well, I'm still using Tiger/10.4.11 for most things, byt Tiger can cost an arm & a leg.
To use Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, your Macintosh needs:
* A PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
* Built-in FireWire
* At least 256 MB of RAM (I recommend 1GB minimum)
* DVD drive (DVD-ROM), Combo (CD-RW/DVD-ROM) or SuperDrive (DVD-R) for installation
* At least 3 GB of free disk space; 4 GB if you install the XCode 2 Developer Tools (I recommend 20GB minimum)
See Tom's, (Texas Mac Man), great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...
Or Ali Brown's great info on where/how to find/get Tiger...
Thank you so much! Just purchased tiger Install dvd for 75usd! Should have just bought a newer mac mini haha. But mistakes are made when your dealing with something with little to no knowledge. I sure hope I like it Got my eyes set on a pretty Imac. Thanks everyone for the responses It truly helps.