Archive for the 'Ibook' Category


Tue
22

What version of photoshop will work on an iBook G4?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

My boyfriend wants photoshop for his Ibook G4, so we tried downloading CS5, and CS4, and neither work. They won’t install for some reason, and we figured his operating system is too old. He has 10.5.9 or something, Leopard. What version of photoshop will work on this? Or is it not that the software is new but that there’s something wrong with his computer?

Yes, it’s most likely the operating system is too old AND you don’t have enough RAM to properly run Photoshop. I’d suggest looking into whether Photoshop Elements will run. Certainly Photoshop CS2 will run fine. (And I would also suggest that you purchase a legal copy, not download through torrents or whatever for two reasons: illegal [software piracy] and probably junk.)

What version of photoshop will work on an iBook G4?
What version of photoshop will work on an iBook G4?

My boyfriend wants photoshop for his Ibook G4, so we tried downloading CS5, and CS4, and neither work. They won’t install for some reason, and we figured his operating system is too old. He has 10.5.9 or something, Leopard. What version of photoshop will work on this? Or is it not that the software is new but that there’s something wrong with his computer?

Yes, it’s most likely the operating system is too old AND you don’t have enough RAM to properly run Photoshop. I’d suggest looking into whether Photoshop Elements will run. Certainly Photoshop CS2 will run fine. (And I would also suggest that you purchase a legal copy, not download through torrents or whatever for two reasons: illegal [software piracy] and probably junk.)


Tue
8

How do I back up my files from my ibook?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

I’m planning on purchasing a Macbook, but before I can do that, I have to back up my files from my Ibook G4. Is there a simple step to back up all my files at once without missing anything?

No, there is not one step. Can you parallel park in one step? You also need to decide if you should make a backup of any of the installed applications. Here are all the steps:

Buy an external hard drive that is either (1) at least as large as the iBook hard drive (if you want to back up not only your created documents and downloads, but also applications you installed), or (2) as large as the iBook’s Users folder (if you only need to backup files you created). Connect it to the iBook. Open a Finder window and change the view to column. If your need is for (1), select all the folders in the first column and drag them to the external hard drive icon. Take a long break. If your need is for (2), drag only the Users folder to the external hard drive icon. Take a long break, but not as long as the one for (1).

How do I back up my files from my ibook?
How do I back up my files from my ibook?

I’m planning on purchasing a Macbook, but before I can do that, I have to back up my files from my iBook G4. Is there a simple step to back up all my files at once without missing anything?

No, there is not one step. Can you parallel park in one step? You also need to decide if you should make a backup of any of the installed applications. Here are all the steps:

Buy an external hard drive that is either (1) at least as large as the Ibook hard drive (if you want to back up not only your created documents and downloads, but also applications you installed), or (2) as large as the iBook’s Users folder (if you only need to backup files you created). Connect it to the iBook. Open a Finder window and change the view to column. If your need is for (1), select all the folders in the first column and drag them to the external hard drive icon. Take a long break. If your need is for (2), drag only the Users folder to the external hard drive icon. Take a long break, but not as long as the one for (1).