Week's Poll :
You or Will You be Installing OS 9 on Your iBook
now that Apple has addressed the confusion over the cost
of upgrading to OS 9 ( For iBook-User's it's $20 no
matter when you bought your iBook !)
And in the Good News Dept., latest reports say Tangerine
iBook's are starting to ship with OS 9
The Big Upgrade Question is... will OS 9 fix some of the
software problems that some iBook-User's are experiencing
? Reports say many user applications require updating in
some cases it will consist of a free update posted on the
various software makers web sites and some will require
some $$ to move up to the compliant OS 9
some Excellent info and resources about OS 9 check
out the links below, It will help you decide if you want
to make the jump to OS 9 ! :
Mac OS 9 MacFixIt Report
Mac OS 9 MacFixIt Forum
iBook and Airport Reports
OS 9 Compatibility
OS 9 Updates
OS 9 Security
on this Poll is Complete:
To see the results of Poll 6 "Have
You or Will You be Installing OS 9 on Your iBook ?"
week we asked What
Factor Caused You to
Get an iBook ?
and we got over 350 people who decided the iBook wasn't
for them and voted on why. 22% of the folks who
wrote in wanted video out for presentations in
schools.... how Apple left this out is a mystery to
(Would you spend $500 bucks more just to get it in a
PowerBook ? Should you have to?)
of Mac users who have had some experience with previous
PowerBooks felt that the iBook was simply too big,
However for those of us getting their first laptop, like
myself , found size to Not be that big of a deal.
Compared to a 1400, there's a big size and weight
difference. But when I compared it to my friend's G3 233
PowerBook , well let's just say I won't be crying over
milk that didn't spill !
rest of the voters indicated that they were willing to
either wait for the next
revision to the iBook
or simply decided that what they really needed was a G3
PowerBook and bought one of those instead.
one factor that we did not have in our poll
and later heard from a small number of reader's
email's was the lack of availability which caused
some to get a Wintel PC for school or those who couldn't
wait. And lastly we heard from a few who said the iBook
is not like today's Firewire, 13 gig,128 ram, dual USB
shipping "iMac's to Go" as Steve Jobs like to say
the rest of Us who did go out and get the iBook the
majority are very Happy with their purchase !
Most of the Above !
Too big in Size and Weight !
No Video out Port!
Screen too Small !
No Firewire !