Following on from this thread, I thought a more general discussion was needed. I think we all have to agree that in terms of software, Apple have come on leaps and bounds! OS X totally kicks 9 and 8's arse, and so do the apps for it. But, what about hardware? Here's what I think, what about all of you? The new hardware has sexy appeal - it's like looking at a supermodel (generic), but the older machines have personality - like a sexy TV presenter, the lovely curves, the unique shape, and the strange, untennable thing that keeps you going back to the show every day! I love my Pismo, the way it's still running OS X, the way the RAM goes to 1GB, and also the way it looks. The curves to it, it looks WAY better than most of the PC laptops out there (even viao's - eugh!). I have a friend who had to upgrade cos his pismo died, and when I visit him he looks on at mine longingly. He says "but the new models don't really have much personality, the'yre pretty much just silver slim boxes, sexy sure, but where's the identity!?" If only they'd put the Apple logo on the right way, but in those days there was less posing with Macs (like most people seem to have them for these days - like being seen in the Apple store with your PowerBook is somehow 'trendy'). I really dislike these Mac "wannabes" who got a PB for christmas and use it like a fashion accessory, and don't ever unlock it's potential - what a waste! I like the new ones - don't get me wrong, and of course you can do just as much with them as you ever could, but I just don't think I'd grow as attatched to it as I have my Pismo. I know my friend hasn't i love to heare from you old boys to see what you think (I imagine there are plenty of you with 'new' 'sexy' PB G4's)?