I run Mac OS X on a PowerBook G3/300 when I'm testing things and don't
find it excessively slow either. Biggest issue is having enough RAM to
keep the system from paging too much. I have 256MB in the PB and that
seems enough for most purposes. Scanning is another matter, scanning and
image editing applications often need massive amounts of RAM and disk
space to be happy.
The typical difficulty with your setup, Ralf, is the SCSI implementation.
The beige G3 and many of the Adaptec SCSI cards in later machines have
driver problems, they work for some things (mostly storage devices) but
not for others. Most people are finding that using a FireWire->SCSI dongle
works better for Mac OS X in the B&W G3 and G4 cpus when it comes to
scanners, but the Beige G3 is a special problem since it doesn't have
FireWire built in.
Perhaps one of the SCSI cards that is known to work correctly..? I have
not worked with a SCSI device myself for over 2 years now so I can't offer
a specific recommendation.
You should also take the trouble to file a bug with Apple if the problem
turns out to be the SCSI driver for the built-in Beige G3 SCSI port.
>> I think you'll have some performance issues with OS-X and the older
>> beige G3's. I tried to run it on the first G3 (233 mhz) and found it to
>> be unsatisfactory.
>After a day of testing, I'm not finding it noticeably slower than 9.1 on
>my beige G3/266. The oppposite, even. Explorer is running a lot smoother
>than under 9.1. Time will tell.
>The only probs I have are with a 3rd party CD ROM drive which simply
>isn't found and my LS-30. Well, apart from such oddities as Epson
>announcing a new legacy driver for my Stylus 1200 Photo (the old driver
>works perfectly well) instead of something for OS X.
>Still, the Nikon would be enough of an obstacle to keep me from changing
>completely to OS X, for the time being.