It's now 6 1/2 years old and still runs like brand new! I can't really play modern flash (youtube/vimeo) but other than that there is nothing wrong with it. I'd love to get a new MBP or something but with the iBook just going on and on i see no reason to spend the money! I can see this thing lasting 10 years, seriously - how many windows laptops can do that? Most crash out after a couple of years. When the ibook finally shows its age, can I install a super lightweight linux distro and carry on with that? What linux works well with G4 PPC iBooks? My question is also this, i mainly use the ibook for internet surfing and blogging/message boarding - would an iPad be any good for this? I can see it would be an awesome browsing experience but what's it like for typing/blogging/posting on message boards? I guess the lack of a keyboard is a downer.