theblue1 Posted December 15, 2004 Share Posted December 15, 2004 Okay. As payment for any help I get, I'm going to turn a deaf ear and bite my tongue when you all slag my chosen OS -- in this thread, anyhow. A Mac-owner friend bought a cute little G4 867 mHz Powerbook, used, for his wife. This is a guy who says email confuses him (he also wants me to show him how to run his 4 track cassette recorder -- but, honest, he's a well-read, smart guy and a fine musician, you know, just in case he stumbles on this thread), so it fell to me to clean out any old files and get the thing ready to give her. Anyhow, I'm a complete and utter newbie to actually using a Mac, though I've been using generic computers (DOS and Win machines, mostly) for 20 years and have built a few, too. My primary goal is to clean out old docs, email, weird apps, hidden porn, etc, that may be on the machine. And I'd also like to make sure it's properly optimized. As the machine is now it takes around 2 minutes (or a little more) to boot up and it also takes quite a while to shut down. Any help any experienced Mac folks can be to this babe in the woods would be greatly appreciated. PS... I'd also like to get it to recognize my 802.11g wireless LAN and allow me to enter the 128 bit encryption key. bookmark these: news.google.com | m-w dictionary | wikipedia encyclopedia | Columbia Encyclopedia TK Major / one blue nine | myspace.com/onebluenine Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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