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OSX has been around since the late 90s. It's been upgraded on a regular basis. The latest complete upgrade is Leopard. This is the one I use on my Mac - my startup screen looks like the one in the picture.
Of course you have to use the version compatible with the machine you have, so the toys that come with the upgrade will be limited.
This one has the Intel processor so it can use all of them, two of my other machines are running versions of 10.4 and the old one (1999 model) is running 10.3.
But just do the software update check, the Mac will find which upgrades it needs and install them, just click ok and agree as you do for Windows and then restart it once it's all done. Be warned it could take a long time to download the upgrades, depending on the speed of your connection. All the grades I did on this one on Saturday were about 100 Mb all told, but it's running really nicely now.
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I'm glad I didn't try it 1/2 before the end of my day when the thought finally crossed my mind. emoticon

I barely touched either computer today because I was so busy folding newsletters (the order is for 12,000 of them), but will try to remember first thing tomorrow.

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You're welcome Lesa. If you have any problems with it while doing the update, send me a pm and I'll give you my Skype name and you can Skype me.
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Thanks, MO, but I discovered that I need an admin password to do it. Our typesetter might have that, and he knows a lot more about Macs than I do, so I can just ask him to do it. emoticon

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OK Lesa. I'd like to hear what happens after the upgrade.
I looked at the old IMac yesterday (the other one is an EMac and this one is a Mac Mini), it's running OS10.1, the EMac is running 10.4. I haven't tried Skype on the old one because I only really use it for displaying photos, like a digital photo frame and for training. It's too slow to use for anything internet-related although it does run the original version of Firefox, called Moxilla or something like that rather than IE.
I used to use Netscape when I used it in the days of dial-up. Firefox doesn't have a compatible browser other than its original one for 10.1.
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Our typesetter says the Mac is already as updated as it can be (it's old), so I downloaded and installed FF3 and that worked. I also found that Safari didn't display YouTube properly (I wanted to hear a song), but FF3 does, although the Mac's lack of memory causes temporary freezing when I bring up a video or try to adjust the volume. Oh well, I don't plan on using it for YouTube anyway, since my boss probably wouldn't be too pleased with that. emoticon

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Funny how companies have a thing about YouTube. It used to be about private phone calls and emails, at least it's progress.

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It sounds like it's an old machine with a slow processor. I know that my IMac battles with YouTube as well - but we do anyway because of our slow connection.
Yep, FF3 is definitely better than Safari. The Safari thing is a hangup with purists from the old days of system extension paranoia. All the Mac geeks here complain about users using FF3 rather than Safari, I suppose it's a lack of a sense of humor thing or something like that.
Anyway, try to enjoy the limited use of the Mac but if you get a chance to nip into an Apple Store near you, try the new models out, I'm crazy about the cool aluminium keyboard.

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I'm happy with my current computer at home. Even though it's a Windoze, it runs quite well and does everything I need it to do. Macs may be superior, but too many websites and software applications are incompatible with Macs because the developers simply don't bother to make versions for them.

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Ah but with the new ones you don't have that problem anymore, if you find that there is something incompatible, you can always switch over to Windoze, like this:

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That's how I get around the problem and it's fully functional. You can even run your computer completely as a Windoze machine, you even have to install anti-virus software because viruses can sneak into the 'parallels' portion of the machine, but your work is stored on the Mac so even if Windoze crashes, the work in that area is still accessible on the Mac.
So say for example you have a MS Word doc typed in Windoze, you can open it in Word on the Mac part of you machine. But because it comes with MS Office for Mac, you don't have to install it on parallels as well. You would only use that for anything that is not compatible with Macs, like games and Smiley Central, which are the only things I've found that don't work for Macs.
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That sounds pretty handy. emoticon

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