Questions, one for me one for a friend.

aristademis

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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?
 

edesignuk

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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:
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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Originally posted by aristademis
Apologies, friend. However I did not find such a forum off of the main page.
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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macktheknife

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

Originally posted by aristademis
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?
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.
 

zimv20

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

Originally posted by aristademis
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.
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.
 

Gus

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Jan 1, 2002
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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
 

scem0

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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 :)
 
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