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FoolBalance says

Originally, it was said that OSX on a G3 machine, iBooks for instance, was a promise that could only be reasonably met by a G4 machine. It was too slow. So, while you got a feel for its beauty, its capabilities, it was only a promise of how great it could be. It was not something you would want to use every day for every day work.
10.1 has, IMO, removed that fault. 10.1 runs on a G3 well enough to use it, work with it, be productive with it. And that is cool.
When was the last time you heard of a new release of an OS lowering the practical systems requirements bar?

Excellent point. I've been running OS X on my 366MHz iBook SE with 192MB of RAM and a 6GB drive. 10.0 was definitely not fast enough, while 10.1 definitely is (I wish the drive was bigger, though).

I do believe it would be great on my daughter's Rev. B 266MHz iMac with 192 MB of RAM, except that the hard drive is only 4MB and that really isn't enough.

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