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toughboy
Jun 14, 2004, 08:35 PM
I see people writing the codenames of their computers at the end of their specs like "oldschool" "quicksilver" and etc, and this is something that I'm curious + jealous of..

I've got a 12" 867mhz PB with usb 1.1 only, what is my codename, how can I learn it??

thanks in advance

abhishekit
Jun 14, 2004, 09:08 PM
I see people writing the codenames of their computers at the end of their specs like "oldschool" "quicksilver" and etc, and this is something that I'm curious + jealous of..

I've got a 12" 867mhz PB with usb 1.1 only, what is my codename, how can I learn it??

thanks in advance
:D :D , bad luck, you have to have usb2.0 to get a codename..

OziMac
Jun 14, 2004, 09:10 PM
Good question - I've heard the name "Little Al" bandied about (as opposed to "Big Momma" for the 17" Rev A 1GHz Powerbook), but I don't know if it's the code name. As far as I know, it's simply the 12-inch Powerbook 867MHz (aka Rev A 12" Powerbook), but I'm as curious as you are... certainly it would be interesting if the different revisions had different codenames...

latergator116
Jun 14, 2004, 09:30 PM
I see people writing the codenames of their computers at the end of their specs like "oldschool" "quicksilver" and etc, and this is something that I'm curious + jealous of..

I've got a 12" 867mhz PB with usb 1.1 only, what is my codename, how can I learn it??

thanks in advance

I beleive the codename for the original 12" powerbook is "Thresher".

MacTracker is cool free little program that gives all kinds of information on macs. (http://www.mactracker.ca/)

yippy
Jun 14, 2004, 09:51 PM
Yes, it is thresher.

Mac Tracker has the code names of all Macs in quotes under their description. It is an awsome program.

abhishekit
Jun 14, 2004, 09:55 PM
wow, there is really a code name. n i thought it was a fantasy post :o

neoelectronaut
Jun 14, 2004, 09:57 PM
http://www.theapplemuseum.com/codenames/

Oirectine
Jun 14, 2004, 10:16 PM
MacTracker is cool free little program that gives all kinds of information on macs. (http://www.mactracker.ca/)


Wow, that's really cool!! Thanks for pointing me to that little program :)

toughboy
Jun 15, 2004, 02:55 AM
I beleive the codename for the original 12" powerbook is "Thresher".

MacTracker is cool free little program that gives all kinds of information on macs. (http://www.mactracker.ca/)

well... then, what does "thresher" mean?? :)

toughboy
Jun 15, 2004, 03:05 AM
I beleive the codename for the original 12" powerbook is "Thresher".

MacTracker is cool free little program that gives all kinds of information on macs. (http://www.mactracker.ca/)

yeah its free... but did someone say little??? :) come on man it's 8.5 mbs, what are you using, satellite?? :p

latergator116
Jun 15, 2004, 04:41 PM
Wow, that's really cool!! Thanks for pointing me to that little program :)

No problem, it is such a neat/usefull program. It has even earned a place in my dock. :)





yeah its free... but did someone say little??? come on man it's 8.5 mbs, what are you using, satellite??

Oops, I forgot! I have been without 56k for almost a year now.

BTW, I was thinking thresher meant something like "small yet powerfull" ;)

ToastCabbit
Jun 15, 2004, 05:30 PM
Merriam-Webster/my mom told me a thresher is:

"a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw".
(No, merriam-webster is not my mother. lol. She grew up on a farm!)

Why that's a computer name, couldn't tell ya. My guess is "thresher" just sounds cool. :p

latergator116
Jun 15, 2004, 05:46 PM
Merriam-Webster/my mom told me a thresher is:

"a machine for separating grain crops into grain or seeds and straw".
(No, merriam-webster is not my mother. lol. She grew up on a farm!)

Why that's a computer name, couldn't tell ya. My guess is "thresher" just sounds cool. :p

Thresher is also the name of a type of shark. Maybe apple likes to code name their powerbooks after sharks? (the 17" powerbook was code named "Hammerhead")