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kjs862
Jun 22, 2008, 03:12 PM
I thinking about maybe picking up an ibook clamshell? You think they still have sine life on them to run 10.4?



gehrbox
Jun 22, 2008, 03:14 PM
I thinking about maybe picking up an ibook clamshell? You think they still have sine life on them to run 10.4?

I had one I bought on ebay last year and ran Tiger on it. Worked amazingly well for its age. It got caught in a water leak from my ceiling and has been replaced by a iBook G4 from eBay.

The biggest issue is the screen res is limited to 800x600. Seems most web pages are optimized for 1024x768 these days.

kjs862
Jun 22, 2008, 03:17 PM
Cool thanks for the heads up.

kjs862
Jun 22, 2008, 03:18 PM
Maybe an ibook g3 then with the transparent keys. They have a better resolution.

gehrbox
Jun 22, 2008, 03:47 PM
Maybe an ibook g3 then with the transparent keys. They have a better resolution.

Ya that'll save you a lot of side scrolling on the web

heatmiser
Jun 22, 2008, 04:33 PM
Maybe an ibook g3 then with the transparent keys. They have a better resolution.

They're all right for basic surfing, typing, listening...but very choppy with video (avi, youtube, etc), and somewhat laggy. They'll run faster with Panther.

That said, I would really recommend saving up for a used Macbook, as it will last you several times longer than any PPC machine.