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OS 10.4 - my ibook is running SLOW


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so i'm semi-new to macs and my mac is running way slow...anybody know if there are any applications out there that will let me know why my ibook is running so slow?

i noticed my computer much more slow after intalling itunes 7
but right before that, i also tried installing nicotine and followed some steps i found online in which i had to install fink - but it because too hard when i encountered a few errors. then i decided to thow fink in the garbage and install ssx.

anyway, ever since i installed these apps i have noticed my computer acting up way more stupid and slow. like itunes takes a little over one minute to load and ... well, im just frustrated as everything seems very slow.

i even feel like backing up everything and restoring the whole OS ... let me know if there are anty other better alternatives out there ... thanks
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I have an 1.33Ghz iBook G4. ITunes 7 made no difference in booting or overall operation. ITunes itself runs about the same speed for me. It for sure does not take 1 minute to load. Maybe 10-15 seconds Max.

I bet it's some of the other stuff you installed.
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i have over 130gb of mp3s - so im thinking that might play a small role - but itunes 6 didnt lag as bad....it might be all the other software, like u say, but how could i find out?



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I have an 1.33Ghz iBook G4. ITunes 7 made no difference in booting or overall operation. ITunes itself runs about the same speed for me. It for sure does not take 1 minute to load. Maybe 10-15 seconds Max.

I bet it's some of the other stuff you installed.
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I would help more but know nothing about Fink and where it puts it's files. What are the applications you installed along with Fink? You said nicotine, anything else? I am hoping someone more familar with nicotine and such will read this and help.

That many MP3's could slow down the loading of iTunes a bit. The largest library on my one system is more like 60GB. It does not seem to take all that long to launch.
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i did unload all files from itunes and seemed to help a great deal.

i guess its time to upgrade memory and/or computer if i will be running that much media.

fink is:
http://fink.sourceforge.net/

...and these are the instructions i followed in order to install nicotine, but i was unable to get past "fink's self update" because it didnt self update properly:

http://captnswing.net/2004/02/12/nicotine.html


but yeah, i am not sure what to do now and it sucks cause my warranty just expired

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I would help more but know nothing about Fink and where it puts it's files. What are the applications you installed along with Fink? You said nicotine, anything else? I am hoping someone more familar with nicotine and such will read this and help.

That many MP3's could slow down the loading of iTunes a bit. The largest library on my one system is more like 60GB. It does not seem to take all that long to launch.
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