09-04-2010, 08:22 AM
Hi, I've been using a Mac Mini for publishing a digital magazine and website. Never been comfortable with the set-up of the room and workspace so thought I'd try a laptop in the comfort of living room/garden instead. So.....
Just got an old iBook from fleabay, which so far is fine for all the usual stuff but pulling my hair out trying to get it set-up for DTP & web apps.
It is low spec - iBook 1.07GHz PowerPC G4, 768mb RAM. Mac OS 10.3.9 (Panther I guess).
Every download or software I try to install fails due to specs. Frustratingly couldn't even create account on Apple Forums for some reason -I'm getting nowhere!!!!
My old CS3 software wouldn't install, so guess I'll aim for CS2 - do you think this will work?
Also, which version of Quark would I be able to run?
Basically I need to get Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver installed. If possible.
Will this iBook model stand an OS updgrade? I guess that would solve a lot of my problems.
Please help as I've gotten nowhere after stressing for hours.
Other questions: Is it possible/easy to upgrade RAM on iBook, and can the battery be replaced?