I have a 5 year old Mac G4 Cube, OS 9.2, 128 MB RAM.
I want broadband (this is #5 on my things-to-buy list, right after four items of household infrastructure). Broadband requires OS 10.4, which requires an additional half gig of memory.
I like the small footprint and noiseless, fanless operation of the Cube. But I’m starting to wonder if it’ll be up to scratch even with a system upgrade.
So I could upgrade to an Intel-based Mac. The drawback to this is, I understand that part of the price of OS 10’s stability is that it is not backwards compatible; Classic mode was dropped as part of the migration to the Intel platform. So most of my software would become insta-coasters.
What do folks suggest – that I upgrade my system, or that I replace it? And replace it with what?