iBook THIS THREAD MUST DIE NOW
michael at araneidae.co.uk
Tue Jan 4 15:56:00 GMT 2005
> this is a new thread though - you changed the subject ;-)
Don't kill it: I'm rather enjoying the show. I use my iBook as a smart
terminal to talk to my headless FreeBSD box (which does all the real
non-graphical work), and it seems to work very well. I wish the X11
implementation was quite a lot better (and better integrated into the
desktop), but it works jolly well for me.
That is, it did until the graphics died just before Christmas: it's now
being repaired by an Apple agent under some strange "extended warranty"
which seems to cover a huge batch of iBooks.
Also, when my mother had yet another virus scare on her Windows machine
(after I'd spent a weekend reinstalling the damned thing) I was overjoyed
when I managed to persuade her to buy an iBook. She is now very pleased
with it and has seemed to pick it up with satisfyingly little pain.
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