New iBook onwer here with a few questions !!!

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  1. macrumors regular

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    I just got an iBook from Craigslist.com I've been using Windows since the 90's,so this is my 1st encounter with Mac world.I have a few questions until I get used to it.

    I bought a OX Tiger 10.4 on Ebay so I could reformat the HD,only came with 1 DVD disc,is this right ?

    Just like in Windows what equals Crlt+Alt+Del in Macs ?

    How can I disable iDrive ?

    The are any free good app site for Macs ? Like games Word,games etc...

    Do I have to worry about spyware,malware etc.. with Macs ?

    Anti virus will be a good thing to get as well ?

    Any other suggestion will be welcome !!!

    Thank you.
     
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    squeeks

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    heres a link to a thread with some good app suggestions

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=226403

    there is no CTL ALT DEL unfortunaly, apparently apple thinks they are too good for that and that their system will never become unstable to that point, boy do i have news for them...

    anyway, good luck with it, thats about all of your questions i can answer, oh, yes 10.4 only has one DVD, seriously its a DVD how many do you think it needs? XP only comes with one CD..course i say that, and final cut studio comes with like 6 dvds half of which are dual layer:eek: but thats a multimedia suit not a simple OS

    good luck and welcome to our little community of mac lovers and haters, me im still not sure what i think of macs
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    I got this laptop, without any software,would the my new 10.4 work,or must be the one that came with the machine ?

    Thank you
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Command-Option-Escape or Ctrl-click on the Dock item > Force Quit or Apple Menu > Force Quit? :rolleyes:
     
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    squeeks

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    nope not the same, good try though
     
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    squeeks

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    no no, you can definatly install any version you get, it dosent have to be the one that came with the system
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great thank you,Will the new Panther will be any better ? Or just stick with 10.4 ?
     
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    well, panther is 10.3 if its 10.5 you are refering to that would be leopard, and it really depends on the specs of the machine as to weither or not itll run it that well
     
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    Warbrain

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    Also depends on the specs of the machine as to if it will be able to run it at all...
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Explain why please. Your point was that there is nothing in OS X that is comparable with CTRL-ALT-DEL, this is... you can close crashed or unresponsive applications. For more information about running applications you can run Activity Monitor. Sorry, I don't see your point...
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay?
    i'm looking to sell my ibook and am wondering what they're going for lately.

    thanks!
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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    $400.00
     
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    ctrl+alt+del for Mac

    It's either shift+command+escape or option+command+escape.

    Try researching a bit.
     
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    tdhurst

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    ctrl+alt+del and option+command+escape

    Yeah...what is it you're trying to do? For 99% of people it's the same.
     
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    squeeks

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    usually always in windows pressing ctl alt del will give you the task manager, so you can close unresponsive apps, it would be nice to have a ctl alt del combo in mac that no matter what the system is doing itll stop everything and bring up the activity manager so you can force quit apps,

    beach-balling is the worst, because nothing else in the system responds until its done doing whatever its doing, had this been windows a simple ctl alt del would bring up task manager and allow me to end task, but unfortunately shift+command+escape or option+command+escape dosent do crap in this situation
     
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    squeeks

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    WHAT?!? seems to me i remember some commercials a while back when vista came out saying i could run any OSX on ANY system!!! you mean apple lies?!? NOOO!!!

    but yeah osx requires at least what? 256 ram? im sure leopard being just a basic upgrade woulnt require too much more os a system to run, its not OSXI or anything like that
     
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    And how... in my experience it takes like 500 years to close some unresponsive applications in Windows XP. No OS is perfect...

    Also, if an application starts hanging here (with the beachball) I can just click another application and let the crashing application become responsive again or force quit it. I never had such a crash that my system was unusable...
     

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