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iBook Status


Last Thursday, while my mom was on her way to Tallahassee to stay with my grandma, she dropped off several things for me: my repaired HP P4 tower, a bed comforter, some new towels and washclothes, and most importantly her old iBook G4. I’ve been without a laptop for most of summer and part of the spring, and man have I missed it. I’ve spent most of the past week setting the laptop up. First up, I backed up all my mom’s old data to my external hard drive just in case. Next up, I erased the hard drive and installed OS X Tiger. I’ve installed most of my favorite apps Adium, Coda, CoverSutra, Firefox, iLife, iWork, MS Office, Navicat Lite, Quicksilver, Transmission, and VLC. The one program I need to put on that I forgot about is Pixelmator. I’ve setup to use IMAP, so I can access e-mail while I’m out and about (and delete unnecessary messages) without stopping my iMac from also downloading the messages for reference. But today before I left for work the 1GB of RAM arrived. So now my laptop is sporting 1.25GB of RAM which will be very nice. The iBook could get sluggish pretty quickly, but now it’s very snappy in opening up programs and documents.