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Just got my 12" G4 iBook.

I almost had to wait a whole extra day. My SO left work early, but still missed the FedEx delivery by 10 minutes. Luckily, the FedEx guy was still in the area a couple of hours later and decided to swing by our house again -- just in case.

So far, no problems using OSX. I'm probably missing out several shortcuts and such, but I was much too excited to start using my new laptop to sit down and read manuals.
 

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Umm... it came with a manual? :eek: I didn't know they came with manuals. The only documentation I saw of the QuickSilver tower I'm using now was the moving of it (whatever there was) from on top of the styrofoam, to the floor, where it was tossed back in once the tower, keyboard and mouse were out.
 

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CONGRATS on your G4 iBook, im getting one at Christmas time :D , You'll be the one I ask if there working great. Good luck with it
 

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kps - All iBook G4s shipped with Panther pre-installed. It says so on http://www.apple.com/ibook/ . When they were announced, this was almost touted as a feature. Its the first computer from Apple to come with Panther pre-installed. The first Apple computer of the Panther age.
 

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Duh! G4 ***iBook**...still not used to iBooks being G4. :D
 

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So how does the iBook run? Hot, cold, fast, slow? I'm really interested in how Apple handled the heat.
Hard for me to compare this to anything but Windows machines.

The iBook got warm, but not any warmer than any other laptop I've used. And I actually use this on my lap -- but then again, laptop heat seldom bothers me. I think the plastic case helps diffuse the heat a bit.

Haven't put it through a massive performance stress test yet, but for normal use all is quite snappy. Startup and Shutdown (both the OS and applications) is remarkably fast to me.

Of course, comparing to my terrible work-assigned W2k Toshiba laptop is hardly fair. (On average: 10-15 minutes to get to the login screen, 5-10 minutes to login, 10-20 minutes to shutdown when it doesn't hang.) It's a bad machine.
 
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