My new (to me) ibook

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone! This is my first Mac product I have every bought.
    I just bought an ibook G4 1.33GHz 1GB 40GB and its the 12". I have only owned it for a week and I like the size and I'm surprised by the smoothness of the OS. I have Windows 7 and my desktop and the two operating systems kind of remind me of each other.
    My question is can I put MS office on the ibook? I need office for school because papers I turn in have to be in this format. Also is there a place that sells the top and bottom case covers? They are a little scratched up and it would be nice if it looked new again. Thanks!
     
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    three

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    Congrats! What Mac OS X version is it running? Microsoft sells a version of Office for Mac.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply. It says its os x 10.4.4. I have played around with leopard on a macbook and like it a lot, but I still like the feel of this os.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    if it is os x 10.4.4 i would use the software updater to update t to 10.4.11. i have a g3 imac running os x 10.4.11 and a g4 powerbook running 10.4.11 and they both run it quite well. both machines are far better than any windows crap
     
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    Top left>Apple Menu>Software Update
     
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    the apple menue is quiet easy to find click on the the small :apple: top left and you will spot what you need :)
     
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    It's a nice computer (I've had one for five years now, same model as yours). Very reliable. I use iWork on it, but it did come with an Office trial - 2004 I think.

    It's totally useless for Flash though - no Farmville for you! And videos struggle.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Instead of getting the base covers replaced, I would suggest just getting a skin/cover for the ibook instead.
     
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    farmville works and all the other games i play mafia wars and did play it on my iBook g4 1.42 with 768mb ram and still play it on my mac mini g4 1.42 with 1gb ram without trouble and i can watch youtube videos all up to 360p without trouble
     
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    Congratulations! I think it's a great idea to get the iBook as you are familiarising yourself to MacOS. As others said, Microsoft Office 2008 would work there, you should be able to get a good deal on it as a student. You could also try OpenOffice.org which is free and Microsoft-compatible.

    You can get a new outer shell for the iBook, I don't remember who makes them. You can also get vinyl skins for it as a poster above suggested. Those you can get from iskin or gelaskins or decalgirl.

    Have fun!
     

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