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  1. #1
    natomui
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    Waiting for my iBook
    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.

  2. #2
    Waiting for my iBook
    witeshark's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Location
    Miami FL
    Posts
    2,860
    Specs:
    G4 1Ghz OS X 10.4.7
    Unless you wanna be a Unix terminal for cron task you may wanna get Mac janitor from Versiontracker

  3. #3
    Mariande
    Guest
    waiting for my G5...
    should arrive in mail anyday!

  4. #4
    natomui
    Guest
    it get's here MONDAY!!!!!! WHOOO

  5. #5
    IndianPowerbook
    Guest
    Congrats! get mac janitor...it rocks

  6. #6
    Cloudane
    Guest
    Congrats! You will love it

    Important tips:
    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.

  7. #7
    MoltenLava
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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.

  8. #8
    Waiting for my iBook
    hype.it's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 27, 2004
    Location
    China
    Posts
    738
    Specs:
    Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
    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.

  9. #9
    natomui
    Guest
    it's here and I love it!!

    I'm a writer for a how-to article on lockergnome.com - 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.

    thanks

  10. #10
    natomui
    Guest
    ok, I have it now...but how do I use macjanitor?

  11. #11
    Waiting for my iBook

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    4,744
    Specs:
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    http://personalpages.tds.net/~brian_...acjanitor.html

    Pretty much explains everything. Includes a download link.

  12. #12
    Matt
    Guest
    !!!Congrats!!!

    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

  13. #13
    pedrothekevin
    Guest
    You hold down control and click. It's equivalent. After you get used to it, it's like second nature.

  14. #14
    natomui
    Guest
    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?

  15. #15
    Waiting for my iBook

    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2003
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    911
    Specs:
    15" MacBook Pro & 23" ACD
    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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