So, when I was in grad school I figured if I was going to write a dissertation I would at least do it on an attractive computer. I had always wanted to play around on an Apple, so that would be a good opportunity while preventing me from playing too many games while I wrote. I bought a 12" PB G4 and used it for 3 years before I sold it in 2007 when my work bought me a newer machine. Long story short, I regretted selling it! I trolled craigslist for a replacement, envied the few users I saw at the coffee shops who still used the venerable machine, and basically last month couldn't help myself when I spotted a perfectly clean example of the 1.5 GHz model on eBay. It's wonderful and I'm glad to be back among the PPC users! This forum seems like the place to be, so I just signed up to have some fun with you guys and gals. Here's what I've got on the PB so far, and I'm impressed it can still do so much great computing. 12" PB G4 1.5 GHz 1.25GB Ram 240 GB OWC Sandforce Solid State Drive 10.5.8 (with Xslimmer on everything) Fresh battery (5:30 on a fresh charge and uber-conservative text editing mode) Office 2004 Photoshop CS STATA 11.2 (awesome statistical package I use, and they still support the PPC in the current version) TeX I plan on doing the crazy display panel mod as soon as it arrives in the mail so I can get 1400x1050---double the resolution. Dremmel ready to go! Yes I feel I am crazy for spending more than a new MacBook Air would cost on this old thing, but what can I say. Some people like to restore old cars and I wanted to play around with my old laptop. Never enjoyed using another computer as much as the 12" G4. Can't wait to discover other good software for PPC. Learned about TenFourFox tonight and will give that a shot.