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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 05:02 PM   #11
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bsenka, that's great to hear. The HP minis, to me, seem to be the nicest designed and most solid-looking PC netbooks around. When I first saw one, I was convinced HP's designers took a few cues from the MacBook Pro line. How much RAM do you have on your HP Mini?
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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I am surprised this thread is allowed to continue.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 12:30 AM   #13
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I have a feeling that all these netbook people will have some new options come the fall.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 02:07 AM   #14
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The HP 1035NR has the best keyboard (IMHO) of all the netbooks. The 1000HE with it's chicklet keyboard (like a mini version of the MacBook/Pro KB) is decent too, but the HP one was just the biggest/easiest to type on, IMHO.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 03:16 AM   #15
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Yup... a Nyet book eh?

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Yea just get a used 12" iBook G4 or PowerBook G4, they're both compact, you get an optical drive, and for the most part they're more powerful than a lot of netbooks out there despite having 4 year old processors. A PowerPC G4 1.2Ghz can outrun an Atom 1.6Ghz EASILY despite the lower clock speed, and you get 6 hours of battery life with a new battery.

The only caveat is that Leopard is the end of the line for OS X upgrades on the G4s and G5s, but it's still less frustrating than trying to get Snow Leopard to work on a PC. I'd rather use Vista than go through that.
NYET book?

What is an old G4 iBook worth....
a few hundred maybe's?

Here's a use for an old iBook

A 2004 iBook used for Navigation on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:23 AM   #16
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I am surprised this thread is allowed to continue.
Why not? It's in support of the commercial venture of MacWorld Canada.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 07:47 AM   #17
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I'm still happy with my 1st gen MBA netbook....
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 08:22 AM   #18
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Why not? It's in support of the commercial venture of MacWorld Canada.
I was under the impression that it was not legal to install osx on something that was not apple labeled, are you telling me it is legal? Or it is not and we are advocating breaking the license agreement?
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I am surprised this thread is allowed to continue.
Lighten up eh....
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 09:42 AM   #20
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While looking for an editorial from Laptop magazines editor I found this article. Has a note about converting your old Netbook over to OSX.

Things to Do With Your Many Aging Netbooks

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