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Well i had an ibook g3 500, traded it for a windows laptop, i killed it, and now i have a ****ty desk top, well the desktop is kicking the bucket (everything is old and frying lol) So i deicded to go back to mac, my frist computer ever was a powerpc, and i loved it lol. Anyways, i bought an Ibook G3 800 with combo drive, panther, and other then that stock 128meg ram ect. Well its mint (witht he exception of the missing foot screw and 2 missing feet i guess, tho i havent gotten it yet, this week hopefully!) lol box and software, bought it for $475 shipped, think that was a good deal? I will be getting a 512 ram chip, and an airport card for it soon. I am a student, and like to play the occasional game, and surf the web, and do a little video editing. Ok now i got some questions, I have an ipod video, will i be able to just plug it in and not worry about it, or am i going to have to format it ect? Arent they mulit format? Whats a good office program thats cheap for a Ibook? I have seen openoffice, and i have used it on my old linux box, and thts free, but is microsoft office student and teacher edition anygood? Anyidea on what action games i can put on it? Sorry for all the questions, just excited about making the switch back to mac!
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congrats on the switch back.
in regards to the office suite, i'd just go get microsoft office student/teacher edition. i have it on my ibook and it works just as you'd expect it to. it's kind of one of those necessary evils
regarding games; all i've got on mine is diablo II, warcraft III, and return to castle wolfenstein. i may go check out games tomorrow....


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Ok thanks, yeah i was figureing office student edition... i like what office has to offer and i am VERY comforitable with it, and it would be able to work with the windows computers at school, sense its the same format...And do you know where i can buy games online? There are no apple stores around where i live so...Also some more questions, Best place to buy a 512 chip of ram from? Airport card, best place? How about a dvd+/-Rw drive external i guess, anyone know one that works on a ibook?
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for games i'd say amazon, or even the apple store. i don't buy to many games so i'm guessing prices are pretty much the same elsewhere. maybe try ebay? for ram i'd say check a few check the 'for sale/trade' sections here and other apple/mac forums. i've seen a few people selling 512 sticks. otherwise if you want new i'd just go with newegg. for an airport i'd again check the 'for sale/trade' sections; if not my best guess and suggestion would be to buy it from apple directly. external dvd+/- rw drives; lacie seems to be pretty popular but they can be a little pricey; i guess it all has to do with your budget.


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thanks alot! Airport cards seem to go for alot on ebay for some reasion, and the ram goes for over $120 on ebay and i think i could find it cheaper elseware and lacie is the only drive i have found that is apple compatable... I am going to use the for sale/trade forum here i guess, i see someone selling office student for $50 and i think thats a good price...
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