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Dance g4 mac os9 torrents ? downloads ?

i have a g4 mac that i have resently conected to the internet as my pc is infected with a virus.
i have only ever used it for recording music , but now id like to use it for internet and stuff. so i wonderd if any one could recomend any links or sites to some how upgrade it?
its on os9 - id like to put os10 on but carnt find any way of doing so .
iv managed to get icab browser, but downloads just come out as pages of gibberish like this- rthrjrhhrrhjnhoirnbjgbhb/////gb/bg//gb//gb// - wich isnt any help.
i had thought i would be abble to download torrents of stuff like on a pc but im getting the impression thats not possible on os9..?
anyway if any one could advise me on improving its functionality in any way id be gratefull of there advice.
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I'm surprised your G4 did not come with OSX unless it was one of the very first models. Which model G4 is it may I ask? What is the processor speed? Knowing the model/year will help to know how far you can upgrade as far as OSX goes.

Also, how much RAM does your system have? You can check this on OS 9 but for the life of me cannot remember how off hand. lol I think you will find a system tools utility under the apple menu far left of the menu bar top of screen.

Yes, unfortunately the OS 9 browsers are out of date and struggle to load the newer java and html coded web pages, and especially if the page has flash imbedded.

My G4's have been out of action for past 8 months due to moving to a place too small for us (so many things never unpacked.) But we'll be moving soon with luck. So it's hard to give direct advice about OS 9 except from memory.

Torrents on OS 9 ... I'm not sure. My first suggestion would have been an early version of Azureus (now called Vuse), but I am not even sure if it ever ran on OS 9. I used Azureus on one of my G4's but that was with OSX.

OSX system is not expensive to buy btw. I bought Snow Leopard (OSX 10.6) on same day I arrived back from an overseas trip. It cost me $50 AUD. Which is about the same USA currency. I believe the newest OSX is even cheaper but you would not want that version for your computer, I don't think 10.7 would be compatible with a G4. 10.7 is intended for intel macs and lacks the support for older macs.

You might be able to buy a 2nd hand copy of an OSX system disk from someone.

Does your G4 have a CD or DVD burner? Not a player, a disk burner.
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derick longthought the 5t is a great assister to others; your light through the dark tunnel

thanks for the reply
it did at one point have os10 on , but i some how made it dissapear after some sort of tampering wilst having no clue what i was doing.
i have both the system restore and software disks.
it says the ram is 3072 k ? under the memory bit
has a dvd but not a burner
on the back it says :64m sdram/10g hd /hdm
sounds pretty low spec
i had been hoping to some how get some free anti virus software ,onto a usb then stick that in the pc and solve the pcs problem , wich im still workig on.
concidering its about eleven years old im surprised it funtions as well it does , i supouse i had just got used to the pc concept of being able to download anything you need.
iv looked at azureus , butit doesnt seem to cater for os9 .
so ive got two machines churning away while i try to figure out a way to make one or the other do what i want , if only they would share the load .
il probably be able to pick up os 10 somehow.
mayby il look for some old games to play , that might keep me satifide.
i recon streaming videos and such isnt going to happen.
i verry much aprieate your time and help. i would insert a smily face but i carnt find them.....
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