how can I learn the "codename" of my Powerbook

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by toughboy, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    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
  2. macrumors 65816


    :D :D , bad luck, you have to have usb2.0 to get a codename..
  3. macrumors 6502

    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...
  4. macrumors 68000


    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. (
  5. macrumors 68020


    Yes, it is thresher.

    Mac Tracker has the code names of all Macs in quotes under their description. It is an awsome program.
  6. macrumors 65816


    wow, there is really a code name. n i thought it was a fantasy post :eek:
  7. macrumors 68020


  8. macrumors regular


    Wow, that's really cool!! Thanks for pointing me to that little program :)
  9. macrumors 6502a


    well... then, what does "thresher" mean?? :)
  10. macrumors 6502a


    yeah its free... but did someone say little??? :) come on man it's 8.5 mbs, what are you using, satellite?? :p
  11. macrumors 68000


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

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

    BTW, I was thinking thresher meant something like "small yet powerfull" ;)
  12. macrumors member

    #12 says...

    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
  13. macrumors 68000


    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")

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