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    Cheap iMac for my daughter

    I think I have both Panther & Tiger lying around here. I'd be concerned that the machine's system resources could handle OSX. You think it's fine? It also is has a version of Netscape Communicator...is that just as bad as IE? Thanks for answering my questions! :-)
  2. It is running OS 9.2 w 333 processor (or thereabouts...the specs aren't in front of me) and 256 MB of memory w a 6G hard drive (this still makes me laugh out loud...my iPhone has a 8GB hard drive). But she'll just be playing online Flash-based games on it. I'd like to download or find cheap game software for her, too (she's 8). Help needed: Link to the best Flash download Link to the best browser download (of if the IE 5 that is on there is best, let me know that) Link to gaming downloads Thanks so much! The Maccast Forums never let me down. :-)
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    Firewire connection doesn't match

    I did and perhaps I was sold the wrong cable because it does not fit. The one I purchased is that same connection that are on most/all cameras. It is close, but it still doesn't fit. Thanks for responding to my question, though. It's frustrating when simple things get complicated! :-)
  4. So... Yay! I bought a MacBook Pro about 6 weeks ago. Boo... my G4 tower finally shuffled off this mortal coil this week. Yay! They saved my hard drive, put it in a housing (which I refer to as The Urn), and I theoretically have all my data. Boo... I just tried to plug it in to do my Migration Assistant work and there seems to be no connection on the mac. I see something marked firewire, but it isn't the same shape as this traditional plug I have. I'm assuming (and haven't even googled the topic yet) that my new machine is so new that this older plug is no longer supported. BUT... Is there such thing as a plug that is old on one end, new on the other end, and will still move my data without any trouble. This thing has my EVERYTHING on it. I'm trying not to panic. The repair shop is closed until tomorrow, but I'd like to fix this today and if it is as simple as a trip to Best Buy, I'm willing to free myself of the hate I'm having for the repair shop who knew all of this info above and proceeded with Plan Fail. I should have just brought in my machine and had them to the MA. Oh well. Advise me, please! :-)
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    Saving SMS Messages

    I have a 6-week long SMS dialogue on my iPhone that I would like to download, save, and print. I could take to the grueling task of transcribing it, but certainly there's another way??? Help! :-)
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    Mac won't sleep/mac won't wake

    I want to die. So far, it is not going well. This PowerPC is headed to the shop tomorrow...pretty sure. I tried a ton of things, including all of the above suggestions, and nothing worked. So I bought an external drive and used Carbon Copy Cloner and cloned the hard drive. Then I erased and re-installed Tiger. Strange things are afoot at the Circle K, my friends. Because (I assume) of my slow firewire connection (don't have usb 2.0), the cloning and whatnot took all day. I did back up iTunes to a DVD and all my unbacked-up photos to a CD, which added a few hours. But holy lord am I done with this.... Right now none of the apps work, save for the ones that I'm allowed to drag over to the applications folder from the external drive. It is only letting me drag a few, including (thankfully) Firefox. I'll share more as details unfold as I feel this is a learning experience in progress (like, learn to save for a new mac every three years, buy Applecare, and save the enormous headaches of having to DIY).
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    Mac won't sleep/mac won't wake

    Things are getting wonkier and wonkier. I thought it was just limited to just my user account, but my husband swears that he was having issues with his account too (though not to the extent I am). I rarely get the spinning ball when i try to shut down from the apple menu. It just does nothing. Last night after I closed some of my apps, the icons in the dock stopped functioning. And I no longer can get my traditional finder window, just a plain window with my hard drive icon in it. I think I'll spend all my spare time from here on out backing up so I can reinstall this weekend. Thanks for your suggestions. I'll update in a few days in case its useful to some other clueless user. :-)
  8. So, the G4 PowerMac won't go to sleep on its own and has be exhibiting this atrocious behavior for about 3 days. It also will not shut down from the apple menu. When I have to turn it off, I press and hold one of them power buttons (either one on the tower or the one on the apple display). Why turn it off, you say? Well, when I've walked away from the computer for a while (probably the 15 minutes I've set in the energy saver) the display goes to sleep but shaking the mouse and tapping the keyboard does not wake it up. I've also noticed that my mighty mouse has lost all but the basic (non-mighty) function. I ran Disk Utility did all the repair/verify permissions stuff, booted up in safe mode, and booted from my Tiger disk. I also ran Disk Utility from the Tiger DVD. Still, it is making me crazy. What else can I do before I have to call a Genius or a faux Genius? Otherwise the machine is working fine. Everything running like normal. Thanks for any and all advice!
  9. I was trying to tell my very part-time IT person that I wanted my company's simplified logo to replace the generic ball in the address window of the web browser. He said it was impossible. I said no. He said impossible. I said, really? How do all these other companies do it? Which companies, he said.... So I opened up a slew of small and fortune 500 companies who all had this feature that I wanted. I don't even know the name of this thingy. I'll google my brains out once I know what it is called and send him instructions on how to get it in there. Who can help me??? Thank you!!!!
  10. I easily found the IP address, but I'm looking for something called a "ShareName." Ideas?
  11. Where can I find (I'm running Windows XP on the PC) the PC network address. While I am waiting to get the new iMac connected to the internet (see previous post, especially if you can help), I'd like to kill time by bringing over my old files, Outlook info, and installing software. I am assuming that the pc network address is somewhere here on the old pc.... I just can't figure out where. Thanks!!!
  12. I'm trying to use the Network Assistant. I'm in a small office and we have cable internet brought to the building where it is networked to 7 stations, one of which is a server. I'm putting all the settings into the LAN "connect using a static IP address" window and nothing seems to be working, though the settings are the same that is on the PC in my office. I have a "network administrator" coming in later today (who was here for an hour yesterday and couldn't figure it out), but I'd love to decipher this before he gets here.
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    Thanks everyone. Good news all around. :-)
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    I just ordered a 20" iMac for work but skipped Office 2004 because all the girls in my offce (Dells) have Office 2007. I thought, "2007-2004=3, certainly Office for Mac is due for an update." Please tell me I'm right. I have an Office '01 I'm bringing from home to tide me over for word processing and stuff. Any thoughts?
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    My new (old) Airport card

    Well, I don't have a base station. I have a 2WIRE modem that I got when I subscribed to my ISP. Knowing its age, I can't imagine that it is g only. Any other thoughts?