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Waiting for my iBook

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I just ordered, by the good graces of educational discounts, my first Apple Computer.

A G4, 1 Ghz, Combo Drive, iBook, with an Airport Extreme Card.

I'm crazy with anticipation - it should get here in 6-10 days!

I can't wait that long!!

Any good tips for when I get it? I'm immediately loading Darwine, but that's all I've got so far.
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Unless you wanna be a Unix terminal for cron task you may wanna get Mac janitor from Versiontracker
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waiting for my G5...
should arrive in mail anyday!
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it get's here MONDAY!!!!!! WHOOO
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Congrats! get mac rocks
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Congrats! You will love it

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Consider OnyX - another MacJanitor alternative (sorry I lost the link, google should work) - one of the two is recommended
Get a security lock such as a Kensington (if you take it to work etc, suggesting because my 2-week-old Powerbook was stolen on Friday)
Maybe grab a book to learn about the OS you're about to use. Apparently, OSX A Missing Manual is a good one.
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Congrats. I've got a 800MHz iBook with similar spec. It's a great computer, you'll love it. Onyx is a great tool. Highly recommended. Don't forget to calibrate the battery. It's best if you calibrate the first day. As for accessories, you might want to get a matching iPod.
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Were are you guys? United States? Wow!!! 6-10days for delivery, is this standard? Thought you guy be getting the 24-48 hour by now, I know that's what i got in the UK. Here, were I am now... 48 hours is too long, it's like a tiny island.

Well. Welcome to the Mac community! Hope you have a great experience with your new platform. Got any questions just post in this forum some where or IM someone with iChat. Just make sure they know who you are. Congrats.
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it's here and I love it!!

I'm a writer for a how-to article on - to help me learn about my new os, the best way might be to answer questions about

if anyone has any questions relating to macs, please ask them here, it will definitely help me with content.

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ok, I have it now...but how do I use macjanitor?
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Pretty much explains everything. Includes a download link.
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I have a question, I am also a newbie, I use mine as a second computer (it's too old to be used too often).

I'm ashamed to ask this but, how do you right click
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You hold down control and click. It's equivalent. After you get used to it, it's like second nature.
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hey, I've only had this thing for 3 days, but I have 2 issues

1) the battery life is inconsistent from one charge to the next - sometimes I can get 5 hours, sometimes can only get 2:30

2) whenever I open the computer up, there's a small popping noise in the hinge of the screen which worries me to death

any thoughts on either of these?
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1.) Have you calibrated your battery?

2.) My suggestion is to call Apple...Because that sounds like a physical problem...(hardware related)
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