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Dual-booting Windows 98 on an iMac G3

Windows 95 and 98 require an x86-type CPU (and more generally, a PC, with BIOS, etc.), so they can't run on PowerPC G3-based computers without an emulation layer of some sort.
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What was this Apple external CRT monitor that looked like an iMac G3?

Ah, I found it. It was the Apple Studio Display. They were available as a 17" Diamondtron and a 21" Trinitron CRT. Here's an image courtesy of MacWorld: The color calibration was the coolest part ...
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Dual-booting Windows 98 on an iMac G3

Not dual-boot, but you could track down an old copy of Virtual PC for the Mac by Microsoft. VPC was an x86 emulator for the Mac OS X PowerPC line of computers and supported Windows 98 out of the box. ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

It would appear so. This page indicates that it may be possible to go up to 768MB. You might have some work ahead trying to find those obsolete RAM modules, though...
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iMac G3 - AirPort Card Port

The MacOS versions that used Apple 802.11g Airport cards were compatible with Broadcom's chipset for that standard (a bit of a speed improvement over 802.11b). There were PCMCIA plugin cards for ...
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iMac G3 - AirPort Card Port

From ThomasW's comment linking to Wikipedia, I've learned that the original AirPort card was "a re-branded Lucent WaveLAN/Orinoco Gold PC card, in a modified housing that lacked the integrated antenna....
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Ways To Test iMac G3 Before Buying

I rarely look at more than these 3 things when purchasing a "new" retrocomputer from a local seller: Cosmetic & mechanical condition: I prefer clean & undamaged cases, keyboards, mouse, etc. ...
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Trying to install Mac OS 9.2.1 on an iMac G3 (slot loader) but no hard drive detected

Try temporarily installing it in another computer, even if it's just to see if this loaner can see a hard drive. If not,I'd recommend a new drive, they're relatively inexpensive, and since you just ...
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How do I change the MAC address of a iMac G3?

There's a piece of abandonware called "Relocated" that was written by Robert Sixkiller & Adriaan Mol in the early 2000s. It will allow you to change (spoof) your MAC address in MacOS 8 ...
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Is it possible to upgrade original iMac (1998) memory (RAM) to above 256 MB?

Yes, it is certainly possible. Bondi iMac (233 MHz) takes two SO-DIMM memories, of the PC100 type, one of which must be low-profile (circa one inch high) while the other may be high-profile (two ...
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