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Years ago when Carrie was writing her column through the night in her tiny New York apartment overflowing with shoes she couldn't possible have bought on her salary, I got a bit excited about the laptop she was using. Apple had released a handbag-shaped 'Clamshell' iBook G3 and Carrie had one. Graeme tracked one down for me. It no longer works but I can never throw it out. Irrational? Absolutely.

Marina Go, womensagenda.com.au

XPostFacto brings Tiger to original iBook

The minimum system requirements for OSX 10.4 Tiger: G3 with at least 256MB RAM and a FireWire port. The first clamshell editions in Blueberry and Tangerine as well as the first Special Edition in Graphite without FireWire therefore accept only OSX 10.3 Panther as maximum OS. The newer Clamshell iBooks models with FireWire can use Tiger without any problem. With the help of the software XPostFacto you can override the limitations of the Tiger installation routine.

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Microsoft Office Versions for OS9

Micosoft Office 2001 for Mac (Office:mac 2001)
Last version for OS 9

For Mac OS 8.1-OS 9.22
Compatible with Office 2000 for Windows
Minimum PowerPC Processor 120Mhz or greater recommended
For OS 8 minimum 32MB RAM, OS 9 minimum 48MB RAM
HD space for installation 75MB-180MB

Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Entourage (Mail)
Clipart, Templates.

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MacOSX Tiger 10.4 - CD and DVD versions



Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger is the last version that can be installed on Clamshell G3 iBooks with a firewire port, because OSX 10.5 Leopard doesn't support the G3 Processor.
Ony the Retail Version of Tiger on a black DVD is suited for your iBook, grey install DVD are connected to other Aplle hardware products and will not run on your iBook.

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MAMP: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql + PHP


The abbreviation MAMP stands for: Macintosh, Apache, Mysql and PHP. With just a few mouse-clicks, you can install Apache, PHP and MySQL for Mac OS X!

 

MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your Mac OS X computer, be it PowerBook or iMac. Like similar packages from the Windows- and Linux-world, MAMP comes free of charge.

Download MAMP MAMP is installed in the typical Mac fashion: very easily. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running with your OS X. You can install Apache, PHP and MySQL without starting a script or having to change any configuration files!

There is an older PPC version 1.4.1 for OSX 10.3 Panther which i would recommend for the Clamshell iBook.

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