5209 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 3, 2010 10:13 AM by cornelius
In answer to number 1: that's a show-stopper. From the InDesign page on Adobe's web site, this is the first line of the sysregs:
PowerPC® G5 or multicore Intel® processor
Although you can install a faster G4 processor, you cannot install a G5 processor in your machine.
For number 2, you can purchase a USB "dongle" to act as a wifi receiver, but it wil be slow because you have only USB 1.1 ports. Also, very few of these dongles come with Mac drivers. If you go that route, consider this:
It has the proper drivers.
The faster but more expensive solution is an ethernet bridge. It will support faster speeds and needs no drivers. Some wireless routers can be set up as bridges or repeaters.
Welcome to Apple Discussions.
Unfortunately your computer will not be able to handle CS4 InDesign. Here are the system requirements for Mac:
• PowerPC® G5 or multicore Intel® processor
• Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
• 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
• 1.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices)
• 1,024x768 display (1,280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
• DVD-ROM drive
• QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features
• Broadband Internet connection required for online services*
2)The internet cable is downstairs (yes, we are slightly behind tech in this house) - is it possible to get a wireless internet connection for use with this mac? If yes, which one?
Your computer will support an Airport wireless card. It is optional, so you will likely need to install one on your computer. You will also need a wireless router like an Airport Extreme base station.
3) If I win the lottery and can afford a new Apple macbook, is it possible to plug the 2 macs together and merge the software? Or would running the software of an external hard drive work?
I am not sure what you mean by "merge the software". Some third party applications will work on both computers. However, the Operating System on an Intel Mac will not run on a PowerPC based Mac.