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Schließlich kam dann aber doch noch Begeisterung in den Reihen der Fans auf. Nacheinander glitten nämlich drei neue "iBook"-Modelle in neuen Farben ("Indigo" und "Key Lime") aus dem Boden: Der "Firewire"-Anschluss für das Andocken digitaler Videokameras gehört nun auch bei den "iMacs zum Mitnehmen" zum Standard. Das Spitzenmodell "iBook Special Edition" in leicht verändertem, nach wie vor aber grauen Outfit ("Graphite") kommt zudem mit einem eingebauten DVD-Rom-Laufwerk, das auch das Abspielen von DVD-Videos möglich macht.


Michael Stein, spiegel.de

Watching DVD movies

Only the 466MHZ Clamshells were equipped with a DVD drive, although the 366MHZ firewire Models are capable of playing DVD movies too if you connect a DVD drive instead of the CD-ROM. You will a face a few dropped frames, but because of the the 8MB ATI graphics you can use the Apple DVD player which is integrated in OSX because it meets its minimum requirements.

Read more: Watching DVD movies

Applejack troubleshooting utility

When you have installed at least OSX 10.2 on your iBook, please take a look at the Freeware Tool Applejack. In most cases concerning startup-problems applejack can help, and you don't have to use your original system CD/DVD. Once installed, boot your iBook into single user mode, type in applejack and start the automatic repair.

Updates for OS9

The OS9 software which came with the iBook has to be updated via an active internet connection (software update).

If you want to save some time, you can download also all necessary updates from Apple

The correct sequence must be kept.

1. Mac OS 9.1 update

2. Mac OS 9.2.1 update

3. Mac OS 9.2.2 update

Abiword - freeware word processor

Abiword is a free word processor similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for a wide variety of word processing tasks. You need Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Abiword is compatible with OpenOffice, Microsoft Word and WordPerfect. Abiword is avaible for many operating systems so if you want to exchange your data with Microsoft XP or Linux computers take a look at Abiword.

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