He mentioned the clamshell ibook in his post and I started wanting one again! So I went to e-bay and of course became completely confused! It seems color has a lot to do with price, at least that is my opinion! Lol!! The HD,s vary from 3GB,s up to 20, and all seem to be running many different os's! I have never reinstalled any kind of upgrade ,s in my life!! well what I am trying to say is what do I need to look for and what are the chances of osX running smoothly on the older models!! I would like to send the info on 2 that I like to any members here that are willing to give me thier opinion> I could use some friendly advice! If anyone is interested please pm me!! The one I like is up for 4 more days!! Thanks, I would just put the info here but don't know how to do that, and could send them by e-mail, if someone wants to help me!! I am not computer savey about HD's, mb's or MHZ lol!! And I promise if I get one and it blows up I will not blame anyone!! I saw where e-bay has a warrenty program now, and a few of the ibooks did also!! thanks!!<br><br>Lets dance!
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
When you are viewing the auction, bird in the address bar in your browser, copy and paste the link to the auctions in your post here. Then we can all go look. I'm sure you will get lots of opinions. We are rooting(inciting?) for you. good luck<br><br>Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.
Loc: London, United Kingdom
I have an iBook SE 466Mhz, which is the fastest Clamshell iBook and it runs 10.2 (and 10.1) just fine. The only problem with it for OS X is that it has only an 800 x 600 resolution screen which is too small for X really.<br><br>"I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."<br>- Richard P Feynman, Last Words<br>
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Thanks Shel, I know you will be thrilled with me, (as thrilled as getting a stick in the eye) I sent you the 2 I like and their is one more I have to check again!! I am embarrassed to say copying and pasting is something I am not to good at!! I gave it a go and I have no idea where they went, sad but true, I will try again , but no promises!! Thanks for your encouragement! yoyo just had to mention the word clamshell, he got the ball rolling, <br><br>Lets dance!
I'll second MacGuru's comments. I too have a iBook 466 running Jag. It has 320 MB RAM and 10G disk. Jag runs fine. The 800x600 is ok for web surfing and email, but I wouldn't want to try developing software or do a lot of graphics work on it. Basically I end up hiding a lot of toolbars and stuff which really helps to make it more usable. I learn the web browser keystrokes and hide the toolbars, and I set the dock to the left and to autohide.<br><br>
#27528 - 11/27/0205:40 AMRe: yoyo started this!!
How much do you want to spend on a clamshell iBook? I have the 366MHz model, SE Graphite. Works great, no FireWire though and only a 6GB drive. It does have 10.2.2 on it and a heap of software, and has 320MB of RAM. I might be interested in selling it, but I am not totally sure about that. Depends on what I could get for it. PM me, if you are interested. It runs OS X pretty decently for an older iBook. <br><br><br><br>
#27529 - 11/27/0205:45 AMRe: yoyo started this!!
Those you linked to at eBay are both the 300MHz model. <br><br>Bird, I'd go with the 366 at least, the 466 with FireWire if you can afford one. Graphite is the color to have IMO. But, on the other hand why not look for one newer than the clamshell, probably not that much more and they are faster, have bigger drives and run OS X even better.<br><br><br><br>
Sorry (not!) to have gotten you on this jag bird!<br><br>I agree with Mike--get an iBook that has firewire built in and runs at 466 MHz. My (I mean my son's) clamshell is an 300 MHz machine that we got from smalldog, refurbished, and in the refurbishing they'd substituted a 466 processor. We didn't return it It runs X very well, and my son really doesn't mind the small screen at all. It doesn't run Warcraft III very well, though--in fact my G4 doesn't run it well either because it requires a really fast processor. But that's his only (and frequent) complaint with his iBook. He figures that if he complains often enough, he'll get a new machine for his birthday or something.<br><br>HA!<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Thank you all! I started to see the many differences when I was looking last night and did decide that if I get one I will get fire-wire! Mike you know us women , I know a newer one would be better but I love the look of the older clamshell! Thanks for your offer, and advice! I am such a novice here I saw some models have a yoyo adapter( I am thinking this is a charger) not sure !!, it seems that some are listing so many programs included that don't have the back ups etc, just have the os's on the hard drive!! I know I need to get one that have the back up disks(guess I said that right) Also , I know you will shake your heads at this I am not sure what the Ethernet deal is, I think you need cable! I am on dial up high on a mountain and don't even know if a airport card and station would work!! (another investment, more money)I just wanted a small puter so I could move around more! My dad has been ill and thought I could take the clamshell into my bedroom at night and be closer to his bedroom, you get what I am trying to say. Just be able to move it around > I,m sure now I had better investigate if I would even be able to run it on my mountain!! The airport would run off of my main puter I believe!! And I need a base!! Hell this is so confusing, lol!! I will keep looking and see if I can find one that has firewire and osx and also find out if I can use it here on my mountain. You can tell I have no idea of what makes a puter tick but I am learning, thanks to you all I also am listening to the advice getting a newer one , I am sure you all are probably right here too. I will digest everything you have offered. You all have given me something to think about, before I buy blindly. Need to learn a few terms and exactly what I want. Thanks again yoyo And a big hug to iRock , thanks for taking the time to do that for me!! And just plain thanks too all! I know everybody wasn't born with all this mac knowledge but I am sure in a group of smart mackers here , and you all never make me feel stupid!! I do that all on my own I wouldn't even have my piggies or little dancing sta-puff man if it wasn't for Lori's help. You guys and gals are all great!!!!!<br><br>Lets dance!
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