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From my experience, the Power Mac G3 Blue/White is still useful.
It can run System 8/9 natively, has an ATI Rage 128 that has nice 2D/3D performance and supports QuickDraw.
With an additional Voodoo 2, it can run some 3D titles nicely.
The first IDE controller is poor, though.
Mac OS 10.4 Tiger runs okay on the G3 and some earlier emulators will run "fine" .
Especially, with a flashed Geforce 2/4MX that can do assist Quartz and OpenGL 1.2.
Here are some sample videos, though recorded with a G4:
That being said, the applications do almost run as well on my PM G3 with 350MHz.
For example, Virtual PC v3, the last one with Voodoo support,
has no special support for G4 or the AltiVec.
That came with v4, which coukd put the CPU in little-endian mode, which made emulating x86 more easy.
Personally, I used my old iBook G3 running OS 9 for my radio hobby.
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