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PowerMac G3 connections and compatibility

Hi I have just picked up a ten year-old PowerMac G3 Wall Street laptop and wondering how to connect digital camera without a USB socket. Also, can OS 9.2 support a DVD writer or even a DVD reader?

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You need a adapter from your serial port to usb/also yu need to update your os to 10.2 or 3

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