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I'm thinking of using Skype with am E-Mac 700 MHz still running OS 10.2

A few questions came up:

Will the Skype software even run on 10.2?

Do you need a special Skype headphone or will a regular one do?

Can I use a USB headphone? This would be USB 1.1 on that Mac I believe.

Could I use the E-Mac speakers and a separate mike?

And in general - any other inexpensive options for lengthy long distance use within Canada.
 

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You're cooked: it requires 800MHz and 10.3.9 ... time for an upgrade: new iMacs apparently in less than 10 days!
 

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Thanks for the input, but Upgrade???

Are you kidding? :D

This Mac has just barely been broken in. I'm sure it's only about 5 years old - good for another five at least.

I'll load 10.4 and see if the 700 MHz vs 800 MHz makes any difference.

Any information/comments on the other hardware questions?
 

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Two of your questions I can answer :)

1. You do not need special Skype headphones, any 'phones would work.
2. You can use your built-in speakers and a separate mic.

Re. USB headphones, I know you can use them, but I am not sure if they need USB 2.0 or if 1.1 will do. What does the first gen Mac Mini have? It works with that.

Cheers

I'm thinking of using Skype with am E-Mac 700 MHz still running OS 10.2

A few questions came up:

Will the Skype software even run on 10.2?

Do you need a special Skype headphone or will a regular one do?

Can I use a USB headphone? This would be USB 1.1 on that Mac I believe.

Could I use the E-Mac speakers and a separate mike?

And in general - any other inexpensive options for lengthy long distance use within Canada.
 
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