Storage unit sale find: iMac G3 plus a bunch of kids games. Keeping for my daughter in a few years. Ideas welcome!
In my town yesterday there was a storage unit sale. I bought an iMac G3, tangerine color, 6gb hard drive, running iMac 8.6. I spent $10. It came with the original keyboard and mouse and a CD case of 14 games for 3 to 8 years old and 2 CDs of some kind of artist software for kids. The older lady was going into a retirement home soon and her adult children were selling everything from the unit like a garage sale. They didn’t want it anymore.
Turning it on was really neat! I’m 31 and vaguely remember seeing these colorful computers in elementary and middle school around 2000 or so. The screen popped a lot, probably because it hadn’t run in years. That finally stopped. The case is a bit dirty but nothing a good wipe won’t fix up. Everything works great. It’s snappy. The hard drive is only 14% full.
I don’t know what I’m doing on this old thing lol. I grew up only using windows. I figured out how to play a game from the CD and play a classical music CD on the player. It sounds perfect. It’s a really neat 39lb paperweight lol.
I thought about selling it on Craigslist but I changed my mind. My daughter is under 2 years old and I’ve decided to give it to her someday to learn on.
Where could I learn how to use this computer so she could learn something useful?
TLDR: keeping iMac G3 for daughter to grow up with and play games on. Open to ideas and suggestions.