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Old Apr 5th, 2016, 09:49 PM   #11
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i inherited an 08 Macbook and put in 350 in upgrades. Looking back, I prob should not have. Grabbed a SSD, some ram and just grabbed a battery recently as mine was just UGH. But I"m still USB2, no FW, 1280px screen (which is now impossible to work with)
I might have beeb better grabbing a used MBA w/ similar specs and better ports.
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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 09:25 AM   #12
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i inherited an 08 Macbook and put in 350 in upgrades. Looking back, I prob should not have. Grabbed a SSD, some ram and just grabbed a battery recently as mine was just UGH. But I"m still USB2, no FW, 1280px screen (which is now impossible to work with)
I might have beeb better grabbing a used MBA w/ similar specs and better ports.
i use my macbook 2008 on daily basis as i'm writing this to you with it and never had any issues with it. i'm the original owner of that wonder piece of machinery. LOL RAMs are maxed out and slapped a SSD disk "240 gig". the only thing i wish it had is firewire port.

For what i do with that macbook is good enough for me. if i want some serious power? i go to my office and work on my MacPro 2010.

I can do some gaming, but not like heavy on graphics as it will overheat, watching Youtube videos at high def, will also overheat over time. it is too bad that macbook doesn't have higher GPU. but i'm over all pretty happy with it.
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I've had Mac laptops back to my original Macintosh Powerbook 165 (with extended desktop on external display in colour!), where I first began doing websites back in '93. And the late-2008 Unibody MacBook was probably my favourite of all time (up to that point).
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Old Apr 6th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #14
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I wonder if the Apple Stores in Canada know that obsolete is supposed to mean no service, no parts?

I have had my 2006 white (NOT unibody) Macbook repaired (off warranty) at the local Apple Store a couple of times in the last year. One time, they sent it away for a flat fee, the second time they did a repair and replace while I had lunch in the mall.
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The newest Mac I own was manufactured in 2005. I have six, and all are G4.

I run a combo of OpenBSD, Leopard and Linux on them, which allow me to do anything a modern system can, because I'm not limiting myself to Apple OS from 2007 or older, which are the only ones that support PowerPC. Leopard (10.5) was the last OS to run on PowerPC.

How can i possibly do this you may wonder? Well, because I'm not limited to point and click. MacOS and Windows are extremely bloated, so to use the current one you need to buy new hardware every few years. If you have UNIX and Linux ability though, you can install many different OS that will literally fly on old hardware.

My main system, which I am typing this on, is a PowerMac G4 Sawtooth (AGP graphics) (built in April 2000), with a G4 1.8GHz CPU upgrade I added in 2009. And guess what... I can play HD video on it. Something you need a quad G5 or intel Mac to play on OS X.
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I've had Mac laptops back to my original Macintosh Powerbook 165 (with extended desktop on external display in colour!), where I first began doing websites back in '93. And the late-2008 Unibody MacBook was probably my favourite of all time (up to that point).
We both have the same machine and it is still kicking. i bought a new battery for it last year and had i it rebuild with new thermal paste in it and that thing is still running strong.
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