Summary: This laptop is obsolete. Unless you're building a nostalgic collection of old equipment, or anything else diverting from its actual purpose, there's no way around that. Before purchasing, do research. Note that there aren't any program installment that can be purchased/torrented to update the software. Considering that it's only from 2005, I purchased it not thinking that Apple would make it obsolete.
Summary: The computer looked great on the outside, but was dirty on the inside. I was expecting wear but not grime. Another problem was that wifi constantly dropped. The seller and I are in process of fixing it, but that was a disappointment. Since I had never owned a mac, I was totally unaware that macs this old do not have flash support. Had I known that, I would not have bought it.
Summary: The Ibook's software is too old to fully enjoy Internet and my computer and did not live to my expectations. I cannot watch movies, cannot download anything. I only can connect to my email box, and listen to music. Connecting to Skype will only give me the old version of Skype.
Summary: good for web surfing, and playing music, not so good for watching netflix as for as going to any other OS forget it you can't up grade to 10.5. even if you got 1.33 ghz and lots of ram, the problem is in the processor chip-its too lame to support a newer OS you have to stick witha substandered safari and firefox is a giant NO-GO!!
Summary: First off, I will say the customer service was helpful when I had to return my ibook G4 the first time. I had the ibook for about a week and attempted to download my first CD to itunes and the CD got stuck. I returned it and they quickly repaired the CD drive and it's worked fine since. About a week ago (i first received this ibook on 3/4/11), while surfing the web the computer screen will make a screeching sound and then freeze up.
Summary: bought this computer to do online schooling and found out that i have to pay just as much for a new operating system as i paid for the computer because what they don't tell you is that this type of ibook will not work with snow leopard only the leopard 10.5 so that means new versions of java and other programs will not work other than that the computer is nice