Neighbor Needing Advice - iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by HelixOmnimedia, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    HelixOmnimedia

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    #1
    Hey,

    Help me, help him...

    I just found out a couple of days ago that my neighbor has a Mac, and he found out that I had a Mac... so he started asking questions. I've answered most of them, but he needs advice about hardware.

    He has a: iBook G4, 768 MB DDR SDRAM, 1.33 Power PC Processor, Mac OS Version 10.3.9

    He needs advice about upgrade of Hardware and Software... but I said that its probably financially better to just buy a new laptop - a MacBook. But I'd like to check with people who know better than me.

    THANKS
     
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    Reflow

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    #2
    Well it all depends on what he want to do. Is he just a basic user like just checking email and so. The first thing I would do us upgrade to 10.5 and up the memory. Also what size HDD does he have?
     
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    Batt

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    Actually, depending on his HD size and how much is on it, an upgrade to Leopard is all he needs.
    I think it will only hold 1.25 GB of memory, which is easily done, but a hard drive change is likely to be difficult. I just upped to a MBP from a 1.42, 768MB, 80GB HD 14" iBook running Tiger. The only reason I upgraded is because I could. Gave the iBook to my daughter and she's happy as a pig in stuff.
     

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