hello! New here, thought I'd register and make my presence known. I've used macs since 2000 and never regretted it one bit Last two macs were the last iMac 27" with optical drive and a MacBook Pro 17". Sold the iMac but kept the MBP. Anyhow, I also had in the closet a PowerBook 1ghz 15" with slight issues with logic board, so I sold it for 60USD and bought a newer 1.67 DLHR 15" PB G4 for 100USD. This PB has 2Gb and 5400rpm IDE/PATA HDD. I also had a FW800 HDD 7200rpm external laying around, so I use that as secondary drive for it. My verdict on using the PowerBook 15" DLHR: Amazing! I can't believe that after a month of using it, the only thing I can't do with it is using x-plane 10 flightsim, but x-plane 9 works perfect with this machine. Web browsing: FULL (Webkit for Leopard and Stainless/Roccat) This allows me to watch youtube normally and facebook, icloud, google drive etc. Sites like Project Free TV and similar can be seen via XBMC using Navi-X streaming addon. Btw, XBMC is so good with flash that I can even watch video in 720p, even youtube! I sync my Iphone with SyncMate (syncs my iphone/PBG4/MBP with icloud and google) and PhoneView. The PBG4 has no built-in iSight but got an app for the iPhone called "iWebcamera" which allows me to use it as such for ppc version of skype. I also have spotify using airfoil so that I can listen to music in the house wirelessly. my OSX 10.5.8 has Dock set to 3D and magnify is on. Spotlight is also on and can't tell any difference when I toggle the settings. I have Also installed Mountain Lion theme and that makes this computer work and look just like the real thing. Other neat apps are Glimmiblocker, iScroll, hacked flash 11.5 (waiting for 11.7 hack) and xslimmer Perian for me has little or no meaning so far. I cant watch video through websites that divx. So I might uninstall. Office 2008 has worked out GREAT for me with no compatibility issues. I sometimes make music so Garageband or Logic are great apps that run very nice on this machine. (thanks to my former boss for the older universal logic app) I bought stabilize video plugin, works fine for iMovie 6HD and the results are just as great as with newer imovie but with more rendering time though, lol. I play mostly one game on my MBP, that's age of empires 3 online via Gameranger, and to my surprice both GR and AOE3 are univeral binaries and have great performance on the PowerBook thanks to the 128Mb GFX card. ATI 9700 something. Video via airplay to my iphone hooked up via HDMI to the TV is no problem thanks to XBMC. I can also connect the PBG4 directly to the TV via DVI -> HDMI adapter with perfect image and performance. I even set up XBMC to show up only on the TV and have the computer blank out it's screen. To move around the menues in XBMC then I use the magic trackpad using BT. All in all, a GREAT machine, GREAT KEYBOARD... I just love typing on it! In fact, with EVERYTHING working perfectly on this machine ( Several hours of battery life) I can honestly say I HAVENT TOUCHED my MacBook Pro for almost a month!! I have just a few issues: 1. I need to get split USB cable to power USB2 drives... can anyone confirm this will work? 2. When I connect an SD card reader to the USB it cant keep the device running, it keeps losing connection with the usual device removal warning. (Y split USB cable?) 3. 1080p video seems a bit too much for this machine, but it can be done provided I drop frames and skip all filters in VLC (only time I run it) 4. Divx videos in web sites cant be loaded. Tried Divx plugs like VLC etc, no go. 5. Clicktoflash (current ver. 2.7.7 I think) doesnt have a full screen button anymore. How to enable? Should I get a SSD drive? I heard the PCMCIA slot is best suited for such drive. Thanks!