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New User Hi I have just bought a reconditioned mac ibook which came with a system cd which i installed OSX Tiger 10.4.3. Do I need to download further programs to open up other programs such as limewire? I have downloaded things and they just wont open? What can I do?

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You need to run the disk utility program to repair disk permissions. It is in the applications folder, in utilities, first aid. If the iBook won't let you run that program, you will need to boot from the Tiger CD and run the disk utility from there.

The final revision of Tiger is 10.4.11. Once you have your system in order you will want to check for Apple updates. This can be found under the apple menu at the top of your screen or in system preferences.

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