I made the switch. and i got some questions

snackcakeofd00m

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Apr 30, 2005
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well i got a new ibook and i love it. it rocks so much i love it but i have one issue. there is nothing wrong with any program except for aol instant messenger. when i type to someone the text appears 1-2 seconds later and when i send the message it goes like 3 seconds later. what is wrong? i have been using more hardware intense programs but i feel it has to do with the aim client itself. by the way i have 512 megs of ram so it isnt a memory issue
 

sk8erboy

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Apr 25, 2005
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yes, i have the same problem.
try using ichat, it works 100% better.
it should be already installed on your book
have fun
sk8R
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
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Solon, OH
Normally, I'd suggest that you make sure AIM is up to date...if it wasn't for Apple's own iChat program, which is 100% compatible with AIM (and has AOL's blessing). It comes with Mac OS X - why don't you give it a try? If you don't like iChat, there's always Adium, Fire, or Proteus.
 

snackcakeofd00m

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Apr 30, 2005
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cool its working better know but i have a question. will i be able to keep my ibook for awhile or will i notice it to becomeunbearably slow within a year or two
 

Applespider

macrumors G4
snackcakeofd00m said:
cool its working better know but i have a question. will i be able to keep my ibook for awhile or will i notice it to becomeunbearably slow within a year or two
Depends what you're asking it to do? If you decide to start encoding 2 hour DVDs then yes, it will feel very slow. For general stuff, probably not. One thing you might decide to do in a year or so is add some new RAM to it. It can give your computer a whole new lease of life.

I have a PB 1.25Ghz G4 which I upgraded from 512MB to 1.25GB of RAM and it still feels fast enough for most of the stuff that I do.

If you're asking this in relation to how Windows PCs generally tend to slow down, the answer is probably not. PCs tend to get bunged up with massive registries, programs that you're no longer using but can't easily uninstall and, most likely, spyware. Spyware isn't currently an issue on Macs, there is no registry and the majority of unwanted applications can be simply dropped in the trash so you should be OK