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    Dec 30, 2008
    Old ibook
    So i have this old ibook and i was just wondering what do i need to do to get it up to date and in good working fashion. it connects to the internet and is not terribly slow but i want it the best it can be. also im having trouble downloading a flash player.

    And for some reason when i log onto facebook sometimes the entire page closes out of nowhere. that also happens when i try to go to youtube, i cant even get the page to load before it dissapears.

    thanks, im putting myself through college and am trying to use all my resources!

    here is the info:

    Mac OS X Version 10.3.9
    600 MHz PowerPC G3
    384 MB SDRAM

    let me know if there is anything else needed.

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    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    The most recent OS you can update to is 10.4.11...but it will cost you about $100+ to get a copy of the install disk.

    You can update the ram to 640meg...still not very much by today's standards (depending on what tasks you want to do with the iBook).

    Lastly...a 600mhz cpu may not have enough "horsepower" to run YouTube videos...just too demanding.

    Hope this helps,

    - Nick
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    Jan 26, 2010
    If money's tight, attempting to refurbish a Mac seems pretty counter intuitive. I'd sell it and buy a $200 netbook. That'll do all the word-processing, video watching, and facebooking that you see other college kids doing on $2500 macbook pros.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Despite the low cost of netbooks, I have always found them to be pretty awful computers beyond a VERY limited range of tasks. Let's just say you are getting what you pay for.

    I'd suggest looking for a more recent used or refurb MacBook. It will cost you more, but you will get a **** of a lot more computer out of it.

    Still, if all you REALLY want to do is look at YouTube, go on Facebook and read email/surf, a netbook would probably do you.

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