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eMac Q&A (eMac FAQ)

With the eMac Q&A you can get answers to all of your eMac questions from "Which eMac models can boot MacOS 9? Which eMac models can run MacOS 9 'Classic' applications?" to "How do you upgrade the RAM in the eMac models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?" and everything in between.

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Most Frequently Asked eMac Q&As:

Which eMac models can boot MacOS 9? Which eMac models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" Environment?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the eMac models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

Can the eMac run Windows?

What are the differences between the original eMac models?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the eMac models?

What type of modem is standard with the eMac models?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the eMac models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive?

What are the differences between the last eMac models released in 2005?

Is it possible to upgrade the eMac to support a second display in "extended desktop" mode?

What is Bluetooth? How can I add Bluetooth to an eMac model that doesn't support internal Bluetooth?

Software Compatibility Q&As:

What version of the MacOS is pre-installed on the eMac?

Which eMac models can boot MacOS 9? Which eMac models can only run MacOS 9 applications in the "Classic" Environment?

Can the eMac run Windows?

Can the eMac run Linux?

Comparison Q&As:

What are the differences between the original eMac models?

What are the differences between the second generation or "ATI" eMac models?

What are the differences between the third generation "USB 2.0" eMac models?

What are the differences between the last eMac models released in 2005?

What are the major differences between the eMac and the iMac "Flat Panel" models?

Expansion & Function Q&As:

Is the CPU on the eMac upgradable? How is it mounted?

How do you upgrade the RAM in the eMac models? How much RAM of what type do these systems support?

How do you replace or upgrade the hard drive in the eMac models?

What are the capabilities of the optical drive provided by the eMac models? How do you replace or upgrade the optical drive?

Does the eMac have PCI slots or expansion bays?

What type of video processor is provided by the eMac? Is it upgradable?

Is it possible to upgrade the eMac to support a second display in "extended desktop" mode?

Storage, Peripherals, & File Transfer Q&As:

How can I transfer files from my old Mac to my eMac?

What removable storage is available for the eMac?

What ports are provided by the eMac?

Networking & Communication Q&As:

How do I network the eMac to another Mac?

What is Bluetooth? How can I add Bluetooth to an eMac model that doesn't support internal Bluetooth?

What is AirPort? How much faster is AirPort Extreme? Which eMac models support AirPort and which support AirPort Extreme?

What type of modem is standard with the eMac models?

Design, Configuration, & Purchasing Q&As:

Who designed the eMac?

Where can I buy an eMac?

What are the default configurations of the eMac?

What are the "pros and cons" of the eMac models? Is one right for my needs?




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