I read rumor news suggesting newer faster versions of G3 might show up in Apple products, most likely iBook. And from what I have read, G3 was not designed to handle multi-tasking whereas G4 was. I think this is very important difference because since I've gone from OS 9 to OS X, the advantage in multi-tasking (web surfing while rendering a movie, watching dvd while doing photoshop etc) is making it virtually impossible for me to even going back to OS 9 even though most of my software library still is OS 9 based. I recently tested this on iBook 700mhz and its performance was rather disappointing. From my observation, PowerMac G4 533mhz (single processor) still performed better. So my question is, 1) will future G3's with higher clock speed handle multi-tasking better? Can raw speed overcome multi-tasking obstacle? Or is this a hurdle G3 can't overcome because of its design? 2) I read that G4 is essentially G3 with Velocity Engine built in. But because VelocityEngine G4 is from Motorola and current G3 line is from IBM, it is unlikely that G3 line will not be upgraded with VelocityEngine-like feature. Is that the case? I hear IBM Power4 based chip which will likely become G5 has it's own version of VelocityEngine. Is this something that could be implemented on G3?