[rescue] Re: SunHELP News: New server coming soon
Devin L. Ganger
devin at thecabal.org
Wed Jan 28 20:08:39 CST 2004
Bill Bradford wrote:
> 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
>>>- 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
>>>- lack of direct support for dual monitor display (though easily
>>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.
>>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org>
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