How do I put the operating system on my mac ibook?
I bought two mac ibooks model M8413, but they came without the operating system.
What operating system is recommended for this mac and how do I install it onto the computer?
The latest system the G3 iBooks can run is OS 10.4.11. That's the Mac system known as Tiger. You can buy it used on DVD from places like Ebay. You install it by putting the DVD into your computer's slot and following the instructions. Even though it's an old OS, it's not particularly cheap -- since there are plenty of people like yourself who are using old computers that can use it. You could probably get OS 10.2 or 10.3 cheaper -- and they actually might run a bit faster on an older computer like this than 10.4 would.
You can install any version of Mac OS X up to 10.4 (tiger) on an iBook. When you say they came 'without the operating system' I'm assuming your saying that the HDD's are just blank. So to install you must boot the computer from the install disk you get (I'll get to that in a second) by pressing option when turning on the computer. Then, follow the steps to install (and if necessary format the drive) mac os x.
To purchase an install disk you'll have to check ebay or other equivalent., I'd go with 10.4 as it's the latest system you can get.
Here's actually a link to copies on Amazon.
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