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#1 mavieen


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Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:04 PM


I have an iBook G4. I have been fairly happy with it for over a year. I do have one MAJOR problem and one minor problem.

MAJOR: I have MS Word installed on the computer and it seems to crash at least once everytime I use it. I must use word, however, as no other word processing program seems to be as easily compatiable with Windows or as good. I use Word daily for my job and for school. Any way to stop the crashing? I get the "submit report to apple" thing everytime -- is that even worth doing? I have lost so much time and work because of this damn program, but I don't see any way out of using it.

MINOR: I don't use Safari anymore for the same reason--it crashes all the time.

Also, I had VIREX installed on my computer for a year. My membership to .Mac expired, thus VIREX expired as well. Should I have a virus scanner? If so, what is a good one to have?


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#2 morris


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Posted 06 June 2005 - 05:11 PM

I have no Mac experience really, software anyway...


OpenOffice is very very good!

Thing that comes to my mind instantly tho is, Why try other software when having a crashing related issue? Perhaps you have faulty ram and only trigger the problem when consuming alot of memory?

I think its more likely to be a viral problem, without fully understanding how viruses behave on a mac and just jumping to a conclusion based on PC knolegde:

Viruses crash the computer.

So you should probebly get anti virus sorted.

Question for mac power users:

How vulnerable are you?

Do you have issues like PC users with internet explorer and even some aspects of the windows subsystem being open to buffer overflow exploits?
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#3 mavieen

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 01:53 PM


The problem does seem to come up more when I am using other programs at the same time. Nothing else will crash--I could have 6 different things running with Word or Safari and only those will crash.
How do you know if it's the ram that is faulty and not just a bug in the software? I don't think I am all that vulnerable to viruses... I do download music on occassion, but I've never had my virus scan program come up with a virus.

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