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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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iMac G3 as an external screen

This is not possible without hardware modification. The iMac G3 does not have a video input port; some (but not all) models have a VGA output port, but this cannot be used for input. Even if you could ...
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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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