OT - Question about using a older Apple
eric.dunbar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 04:07:13 UTC 2006
It should work like a charm! I can't remember if I had Ubuntu 5.10 on
it but I know that Ubuntu 5.04 worked nicely with it (and I see no
reason that 6.06 wouldn't support it).
On 18/04/06, Wade Smart <wade at wadesmart.com> wrote:
> 04182006 2033 GMT-6
> I checked and its a Pismo, G3 500, 128mb, 12GB with DVD.
> Im can get it for about $250, maybe $300.
> So, if the Pismo is OK, what about Ubuntu on it?
> Eric Dunbar wrote:
> >5. "PowerBook G3 (FireWire)" code name "Pismo" (2000, 400 & 500 MHz)
> >Very nice machines. Best laptop ever made IMNSHO. If it were 10x
> >faster it would _nearly_ offer exactly what the fastest laptops out
> >there today offer.
> >USB 1.1 & FireWire (400 Mbps)
> >1. CPU upgrades are available for nearly all these laptops so you need
> >to make sure you understand whether it's a 500 MHz upgrade
> >"Wallstreet" or a 'real' "Pismo" (the Pismo is a much, much, much
> >nicer machine).
> >2. The PowerBook G3 (FireWire) aka "Pismo" also has a special Airport
> >slot (a modified PC slot) for an Apple Airport wireless card (damned
> >expensive... they're more $$$ USED than the NEW Airport Extreme card
> >that Apple currently sells)
> >3. You can add 3rd party PC cards to all of these laptops which'll
> >give them FireWire, USB 2 or 802.11b/g.
> >4. If you fall in love with this form factor, it's possible to get a
> >CPU upgrade to 800 MHz G3 or 500 MHz G4.
> >Happy hunting.
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