Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:10 PM (in response to jbrewer93)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to John Galt)
i dont get how updating my ram will help? dont i still need to update from 10.3.9?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to jbrewer93)
You can (and probably should) upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger".
256 MB is not very much. More is better. Get all you can.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:23 PM (in response to John Galt)
will updating to 10.4 tiger give me acces to the webpages of today or should i go newer? and how much would the upgrade be with lets say 1gb ram upgrade and tiger??
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to jbrewer93)
You can install up to 2 GB memory in your PowerBook.
Tiger may be difficult to obtain. Apple no longer sells it, and aftermarket vendors charge a premium.
will updating to 10.4 tiger give me acces to the webpages of today or should i go newer?
"Webpages of today"... not all of them, absolutely not.
Many websites require newer browsers that unfortunately will not work on your G4.
If you try to keep up with all the gratuitous nonsense web page designers are so fond of implementing, you will be buying a new computer every year or two. Websites are often designed by programmers with $5000+ workstations, eager to show off their skills to clueless managers that are easily impressed with utterly meaningless animations that accomplish nothing other than to waste resources and bandwidth.
Get ClickToFlash. This will prevent Flash content from loading in Safari pages, other than what you want to load. Usually these are advertisements that to nothing but bog down your Mac.
Having considered all that, I would be reluctant to invest any more money in your PowerBook. It's getting to be nearly a decade old... an eternity in computer terms. You'll want a new Mac under the tree this yearMacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!