New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

What software will run on my iBook?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Hal2010

 
Member Since: Sep 04, 2010
Posts: 1
Hal2010 is on a distinguished road

Hal2010 is offline
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?

Muchos Gracias.
QUOTE Thanks
louishen

 
louishen's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 22, 2007
Location: London
Posts: 8,931
louishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant futurelouishen has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver

louishen is online now
Your first problem is Panther, you will need OS 10.4 Tiger to get any modern graphics software on there, CS3 and Quark will then install

Secondly max out the RAM to 1.2 gig, that should be fairly inexpensive

Member of the Month September 2008 & August 2012 | Found advice useful? use the rep system
QUOTE Thanks
6string

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2009
Location: Down Under :D
Posts: 5,484
6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold6string is a splendid one to behold
Mac Specs: Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)

6string is offline
Money better spent rather than upgrading OS, RAM, etc would be a second hand MacBook. Will suit your needs, and in all likelihood, be close to the amount that it would cost you to have the iBook worth using
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« External Monitor Res' Confusion | MBP: Phantom SHIFT Key »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
where and what software to use for my ibook g3 powlo OS X - Operating System 1 05-30-2010 09:46 PM
Software to run on Tiger 10.4.11? darkan9el OS X - Apps and Games 6 02-28-2009 04:07 PM
iBook G4 charge battery but only run on AC adapter JakeM3tz Apple Notebooks 0 09-18-2007 04:28 PM
ibook g4 user - one year later...... Computer.Geek Apple Notebooks 10 05-17-2006 10:19 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?