Questions, one for me one for a friend.

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by aristademis, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. aristademis macrumors newbie

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    My friend is considering buying a 2000 G3 Powerbook from a friend. It is a 333 mhz, 64 MB RAM. His friend is offering to sell it for $500. Is this a good buy? I can't remember the other specs off hand.

    Also, should I even waste my time buying anti virus software for my iBook? I get an ed discount and get two software titles per year discounted. So far, I am getting OS X.2. That means I get another one. Should I get antivirus software or just get something cool like Flash?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    MacApps.com Discussion? I don't think so...

    Is it really that hard to post what are obviestly questions in the Mac Help/Questions forum? :rolleyes:
     
  3. aristademis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apologies, friend. However I did not find such a forum off of the main page.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That's ok, it's not a big deal...just irritating.
    As for the anti-virus, i wouldn't worry, there are very few viruses around that attack OS X, and if you get yourself a .Mac subscription you get anti-virus (Virex 7.0) as part of the package (along with your .mac email, 100Mb iDisk, HomePage etc).

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    BTW...Main page ;)
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  5. macktheknife macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Questions, one for me one for a friend.

    If you have an educational discount, I suggest you get the Macromedia Studio MX suite. It has Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, and Freehand. The educational version of Flash will cost about $99, but you can get the entire MX suite for an extra $100.

    As for anti-virus software, it might not be worth it if you're getting a Mac since so few viruses are written to infect a Mac. Also, if you use common sense in handling files from unknown sources (i.e. don't click those .exe or whatever files from strangers!) you should be OK.
     
  6. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    Re: Questions, one for me one for a friend.

    that doesn't sound like a 2000 PBook to me. the pismo (min. 400 MHz) came out in feb 2000.

    probably a lombard and released in 99.
     
  7. Gus macrumors 65816

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    Lombard

    Yes, it is a Lombard. 333 Mhz, CD-ROM, SCSI port on the back, etc.., and yes, it would have been released in 1999. Still a good machine, but slightly inferior to the Pismo.

    Gus
     
  8. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I would recommend running OS 9 on it, because unless it has a
    lot of RAM, OS X is going to be very choppy.:(

    Other then that, it is a good machine :)
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Well, I've seen a Lombard run OS X pretty well, just make sure your friend buys lots and lots of RAM, and NOT from Apple, you can get a 512 chip for less than $90 at some other places... pretty good deal, I think.




    irmongoose
     

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