New macbook questions

irishgrizzly

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May 15, 2006
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I hear 10.4.10 plays merry hell with the macbook and wifi. I am going to buy my mum a new macbook tomorrow and don't want to update, so her first experience with a mac isn't be painful.

Out of interest, which version of the OS would come out of the box (4.6, 4.7 etc.)?

Secondly, I was wondering what programs people would recommend installing to make enjoy it more. I've got VCL, NeoOffice (she only does very light word processing so not going to buy Word yet) and a demo of Bridge Baron because she love the bridge. Can anyone suggest only other ones for someone who isn't very technically minded?

Thanks!
 

maclover007

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Jul 13, 2007
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good question. i just bought a macbook black 3 weeks ago and it came wit 10.4.9 . i did the software update and have had no problems with my wifi and i use it 100% of the time. i would do the software update if i wre u. good luck with u'r macbook!!!
jake
Macbook black 2.16 200gb 2gb
30gb 5.5gen Ipod Video
8gb Iphone!!!
 

Sean Dempsey

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Aug 7, 2006
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I hear 10.4.10 plays merry hell with the macbook and wifi. I am going to buy my mum a new macbook tomorrow and don't want to update, so her first experience with a mac isn't be painful.

Out of interest, which version of the OS would come out of the box (4.6, 4.7 etc.)?
I've had 10.4.10 since it was released, I use my Macbook every single day for hours.

Never had 1 problem. Period. With ANY part of Macbook.
 

Mpulsive81

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Jun 7, 2006
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10.4.10 blows. I bragged and bragged about how excited i was to have a Macbook....6 days after the factory warrenty went out, i downloaded 10.4.10 and i've NEVER been able to keep my macbook connected to the internet unless it's plugged into the wall. If it's not plugged into the wall, i have to click the airport icon to "remind" my computer that i'm actually connected or it won't be online anymore. So much for portability.

Apple hasn't acknowledged the issue yet either. So all i can do is hope that Apple will put something out a patch that will fix my first apple product.

I'm thinking of upgrading it to 802.11n, hoping that'll work, but only time will tell.
 

epicwelshman

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Apr 6, 2006
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I have a CD BlackBook, and have had no issues with the 10.4.10

Depending on where you get the machine and how old it is, it'll either come with 10.4.9, or 10.4.10
 

chrisdazzo

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Apr 11, 2006
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Colorado
I have a CD BlackBook, and have had no issues with the 10.4.10

Depending on where you get the machine and how old it is, it'll either come with 10.4.9, or 10.4.10
I have a White CD MB with 10.4.10, and have never had ANY sound/hardware/software problems while using it.