Uploaded on Aug 25, 2008
New! Download full guide to Leopard on unsupported Macs and all required files, including the Beige G3: http://www.mediafire.com/?d3443ol971u...
For many months after the release of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, everyone thought that installing it on any Mac older than a G4 Sawtooth (the first AGP tower, still far below Apple's official specification of an 867 MHz G4) was impossible. But finally, it has been done, and here you can see a Beige Power Macintosh G3 booting a fresh installation of Leopard (the retail build of course) for the first time. This is a Mac that originally came with Mac OS 8.0 back in 1997 (mine's a late '98 model, from when the Pentium III was yet to be launched and Windows 98 had just come on the scene...) and Apple dropped OS support after 10.2.8 Jaguar for these OldWorld Macs without built-in USB or FireWire, but today we prove that the Beige G3 still has many many years of life ahead of it as it runs today's latest and greatest, Mac OS X Leopard. As Apple say, "Add a new Mac to your Mac" with Leopard! :-) It actually runs pretty well for such an old machine too!
(note that if you want to to this with your own Beige G3 you will need a G4 upgrade CPU for it, as Leopard was compiled by Apple without G3 support to try and cut off these awesome old machines and make Leopard an impossibility on them)
Sonnet Encore 1 GHz G4 processor
768 MB Ram
ATI Radeon 9200 Mac Edition 128 MB PCI graphics card
160 GB 7,200 RPM hard drive
100baseT ethernet card
Apple Studio Display 15" LCD screen
Apple Keyboard (aluminium) and Apple Pro Mouse (USB)