I have a habit of coming full circle on things I buy. I started my=
computing career in 1st or 2nd grade on an ancient Apple system. In 7th=
grade I was given a Macintosh Performa 600CD to play around with;=
unfortunately it spent more time in the shop than on my desk. Since then,=
I've used Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows=
Millenium, Windows 2000, and Windows XP (briefly, thank god) in that=
order. I now am in a position to retire my aging Sony laptop to my=
fiancee who is a teacher and can use it better than I can, and replace it=
with a spiffy Apple laptop, thus completing the circle and becoming a Jedi=
like my father. I'm hoping for some suggestions.
The laptop I get must be able to connect to my Newton. Though I don't have=
much trouble getting it to work properly with Windows 2000, my computer is=
way too fast to use the backup feature and I don't really want to eat up=
space on my flash cards.
It also must have excellent battery life and a spacious hard drive. For=
that reason, I was considering a 700MHz iBook or a 667 G4 Powerbook. I've=
been wanting to try OSX for a while, and I see this as my chance. But=
what benefits would a Powerbook give me over an iBook (besides the obvious=
more spiffy appearance and faster processor)?
Or would you guys suggest looking into getting a slightly older laptop and=
working on that? Not my preference, but that's why I'm asking for=
suggestions. I've been out of the Mac gene pool since OS 7.1. :)
Your help is, as always, much appreciated.
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