[rescue] Older-new mac stuff

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Tue May 13 17:17:14 CDT 2003

On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 05:11:29PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Tue, 13 May 2003, Robert Novak wrote:
> > I'm discussing a trade of a G3 500 and some dead presidents for my Inspiron,
> > although I just realized the seller/trader didn't mention optical disk. I
> > won't spend money or equity on a notebook without DVD playback capability.
> Be forewarned that a Pismo (at least, mine at 400MHz) is not beefy enough to
> play DVDs respectably under OSX.  I've heard that life is different under OS9,
> but I do not boot into that OS, so I couldn't tell you.

Good to know. I've done DVD on a G3 700 iBook and it seemed pretty usable.
Guessing the 900 would be even better. 

> > By the way, I haven't seen them lately, but is there a G3 800 upgrade for
> > the Pismo, or is that only for desktops?
> I've seen it for both, but my eyes are on the G4/500 upgrade.  The 800MHz
> upgrade has been EOLed now that the 900MHz upgrade is out.

Yeah, I saw that. I'm thinking the G3 would be more useful for me than
the G4, since I don't expect to use any Altivec-enabled apps. Open to
mild coercion on the matter though.

Robert Novak, Indyramp Consulting * rnovak at indyramp.com * indyramp.com/~rnovak
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