[rescue] Request for recomendation [was: Why is everyone so OSX happy?]

N. Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Mon Apr 14 14:57:29 CDT 2003

On Sun, 13 Apr 2003 14:29:54 -0700, "Robert Novak" <rnovak at indyramp.com>

> Compared to the Crusoe critters, your average Sunday newspaper is a 
> boat anchor. But the current iBook is 5 pounds (12") or 6 pounds (14") so
> they're pretty close to a 7 pound notebook. 

5lbs vs. 7lbs is a lot when you take it everywhere.  And I think the 12"
is actually 4.4lbs, iirc?
> Of course I'm comfortable with my 8+ pound Inspiron, so go figure. I
> played with a Lifebook Crusoe for a few minutes and realized my
> fingernails
> were too long to use the keyboard, and the monitor was too small.

I'm small fry.  I know most folks find the P series too small, but I like
> > Don't get me wrong, I love the Pismo (I mean really, a 3+ y.o. platform
> > keeping up with modern OSs?  Try that with any x86 box w/out swapping
> I think the 3 year old Latitude P3 notebooks are still viable. 
> Maybe I'll take the dare and run W2k3 on my Inspiron 7000 when
> I get more memory for it. 

I would compare 9.2 to W2k--try XP instead, then we'll see if it
holds up. ;-)

  N. Miller
  vraptor at promessage.com

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