Last night, I bought an ibook in a jiff. It was very cheap, and I just want to test the waters before I give it to my dd and splurge on a macbook. It actually works fine for my purposes (or did) despite it being a bit outdated. Here are the specs: 600 MhZ 20 GB (or mb, IDK) 256 mhz G3 ibook So, I get home and I used it with the guy's stuff still on there. He gave me the reinstall disks for OS X (I think this means 10.0.4, but who knows?). My dh installed firefox 2.0 on there and I started to fiddle around, save links, etc. this morning, though, we did the reinstall so that I could clean up the computer. When it was all said and done, I was left with a very arachaic copy of IE 5 (can't even open my yahoo mail), and firefox won't install, despite going through the same exact process as last night (my husband copied it onto a usb stick and we just uploaded it to the mac). I don't know what the heck I lost in the reinstall, but it seems like a different computer. So here are my questions: a. How do I find out what OS, exactly, I am working with? b. Is there a free upgrade somewhere so I can at least install firefox or safari? I feel like I am living in 1980 right now! c. If it turns out that I have a very low version of OS and there is no way around it, can I install a copy of Leopard (or whatever is a bit better and will allow for safari and firefox)? I don't mind buying it on campus as I get a discount. I just want to make sure that the specs on my computer (listed above) are not too old. I don't want the thing to run suppppperer slow. I am almost positive I was working with a newer operating system last night. I didn't pay attention, but since it "let" firefox install, I am assuming it was something better than whatever is on here now. Thank you. I am pulling my hair out right now!