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Originally Posted by jackonl View Post
Hello everyone
i have for years been apc user(windows systems)
I have just decided to switch to a mac, having no experience in the mac area I hope that I can find some sympathetic advice here.
I decided to first buy a second hand system, but I appear to be unable to find any clear indication of exactly what the system contains as it is in Dutch and I would like to change the os language to english.
Can anyone advise me on the steps to take?
The computer is :
Powermac G5,
Powermac 11,2 2x2GHz,
1.5GB , Sata 149,05 GB, GeForce 6600Le, 128MB,
Does this machine have 1 or 2 cores, and can I replace the hd with say a 2tetrabyte drive and what is the maximum ram that I can install as I want to run adobe master collection and som other memory hungry progams,
As I have said earlier I have no Mac experience and would appreciate some advice ,to help me to understand,(What all the gobbeldy gook of the description of the computer means, as well as change the os to english,
Hope that some one can help me ,my email is
Hi there new Mac owner,
I also am quite new to the MAC. I like a lot of the features but in some areas the PC has it beat I am afraid. I do not understand why people say they have switched from one to the other. Will your wife not allow you to have two computers? I have many computers and I enjoy them all. My MAC is a G4 and I have OSX Tiger installed.
It works very well for me and I am not up to a power user yet but who cares? I have fun with it and I can get done just about anything I want to do.
Here is what I did... I went down to the Library and got out a few big books on the MAC and did a little reading. You also can download a lot of free pdf e books all about using the MAC. Look around online and you will find a lot of user manuals for the Mac many that you can download free.
But forums and similar web sites can be a huge help too ...mostly when you have one significant problem that has you stumped...
So hope you have a lot o fun with your new used MAC..
About the Dutch language... you might get a copy of the OS online and install it over what you have on there now...if you cannot get the DUTCH language converted...
That is about it... take care now....... peace and love...... out...
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