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Discussion in 'macOS' started by andrewfizzle, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. andrewfizzle macrumors newbie

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    I have bought a ibook g4 laptop offline and when i turn it on it goes to a company login.

    I dont know the password and cant go around it. How can i get around this or reforat the mac?

    thanks anyone for help
     
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to MacRumors:Forums! Where we guarantee an answer within 3 minutes or your visit is free!
     
  3. andrewfizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i dont have the OS cd

    i dont have the operating system cd.

    do i have to buy the operating system cd?
     
  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, yes.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    If it didn't follow with the Mac (in which case you've been had), yes, I'm afraid you must (unless you know someone with a Mac that can lend you their).
     
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  7. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Tiger (10.4) runs very well on my iBook G4@800.

    You need at least 512 MB RAM for that, though...
     
  8. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Remember that if you or someone in your household is a student, Mac OS X is very much cheaper in the EDU section of Apple Store. :)
     
  10. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Unrelated: Hey Mitt, "Check Spelling As You Type" is a function built into OS X... you don't need a 3rd party application.
     
  11. andrewfizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so 10.4 version for 120$ is my only option?

    so 10.4 version for 120$ is my only option?
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Unless you can use the EDU store, I'm afraid so...

    Of course you could probably pick up Panther (10.3) used for much, much less online (places like eBay, Craigslist, here at MR, etc).

    With Firefox you do... :(

    But the trade off is good since it hasn't crashed once since I switched back... Safari crashed several times a day on some of my favourite sites. Firefox is more forgiving when it comes to shady web programming... ;)

    And SpellBound is quite nice... ;)
     
  13. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    That's the only "retail" option. If you were to find a 10.3 or 10.2 on eBay or craigslist.org then I see no reason why one of those wouldn't suit you.
     
  14. andrewfizzle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    ok ill look on ebay and craigslist thanks:eek:
     

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