Re: [NTLK] [OT] PowerBook G4 or MacBook Pro? TPM? Huh?!

From: William Pociengel <>
Date: Thu Jul 26 2007 - 00:43:30 EDT

I love my pb12 1.5G
that being said I also love my dual 2G G5 desktop

I do not like the new form factor, hence the G5 desktop (as it's SW
compatible with my G4 laptop

Right now the G4 laptop is getting pretty cheap? depending on the speed
and such but for me it was the form factor. and the 13" intel is to big
for such a small incremental (from my keystrokes to the desktop)
experience that it wasn't worthwhile to give up the G4


DJ Vollkasko wrote:
> Dear Newtonian Mac-users,
> kindly bear with this [OT] posting--it relates to my heroic
> (moronic?) quest to reestablish onlineity proper and continue my
> service to the Newton community ("Who *is* this guy?"--"Weeeell, to
> make der lonk and borink shtory short--until his TiBook died he used
> ter maintain ze Temporary Newton Library over at Marty's http://
> and created a couple eBooks off Project
> Gutenberg and ozzer sources
> 20Additions.txt ...").
> What is actually the story regarding the Trusted Platform Module
> implanted in current Intel-Macs? Are there any credible statement by
> Apple that it will never be actively utilitzed by them? What about
> the new OSX release in Fall, will that leave this #ยง$%&!-DRM-
> donglification unused, or will it 0wn your hardware via this One Ring
> of Sauron's? ;=|
> And which were the last models to boot to OS9? Were those the
> TiBooks, or can the AlBooks also do this or do they only offer
> Classic? What about the IntelBooks Pro?
> My current faves are PB G4 12'' 1,5 GHZ and 15'' 1,67 GH, but how do
> they hold up against MacBook Pros with their diabolic TPM-chip? Any
> help and pointers appreciated--maybe bc, so this list doesn't feel
> crowded (though the number of postings per month is so low that it's
> take some serious spamming and quite a handful of flamewars to get
> back to 1000+ postings per month I'm used to see here...), but it
> might take a while for me to reply (if at all) due to <insert major
> sigh here> lack of personal computivitying.
> Man, this not-having-a-box-o'-my-own grates me... Gotta do something
> 'bout dat, but as I'd said before: Every decision (G4 vs. Intel-Mac
> vs. generic Ubuntu-laptop) has it's downsides, gotta find the much-
> least-worse-one. But ain't that always ze quest, tryink to find
> amongst a group of white glowink hot pokers ze one searink hot iron
> that'll give you ze least burn... ;=/
> Looking for pot-holders--
> 'Kasko
> Former (and future, but not really current) Librarian, The Temporary
> Newton Library
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