[rescue] Re: SunHELP News: New server coming soon

Bill Bradford mrbill at mrbill.net
Wed Jan 28 16:34:13 CST 2004

BTW, if anybody has a first-gen iBook available, let me know.. I have no
laptop of any kind whatsoever.. 8-)


On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 08:44:20AM +1100, Robert Rose wrote:
> >>PS. Second email from my new iBook G4, this thing is awesome!
> >
> >Why did you choose iBook over Powerbook? I'm considering one or the
> >other, and while the iBook has cost savings, I am foolishly concerned
> >about:
> >
> > - only supporting 640 Meg of RAM vs. over 1 Gig on Powerbook
> Not a huge issue for what I use the thing for, email, surfing, xterms, 
> and the like, but I did jam it with 640Mb anyway.  I should probably 
> get the video camera hooked up and play with the movie stuff, but 
> that's not real important for me.
> > - lack of Bluetooth in iBook (for wireless mouse/keyboards)
> Can be ordered, or use a USB adaptor.  Not a big deal 'cos I use a 
> laptop as a portable around the house machine, ie. so I'm not stuck in 
> the study and being unsociable.  Mine didn't come with, it was display 
> stock and I wasn't fussed, but did get to check the thing for dead 
> pixels.
> > - lack of direct support for dual monitor display (though easily
> >   hackable)
> Again, no biggie for what I use it for.
> > - (and the biggie for me) no support for Superdrive, only CD or
> >   Combo drive
> I don't need portable DVD burning, I could buy a firewire attach burner 
> if required, or buy one for a windoze box if really needed.
> Really it came down to $$$, 802.11b reception (supposedly not as good 
> in the powerbooks), and if I could live with a slightly slower CPU, and 
> without features I seldom make use of.
> Rob.
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bill bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
austin, texas

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