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Old 03-15-2003, 09:21 PM
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i just bought myself a new ibook for x-mas. my powerbook was getting outdated...
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i paid $1899, i got the 14" screen with the airport card, 640mb ram, 6hr battery and 800mhz. i bought it directly from apple. i shouldn't have done that, it was cheaper at the local compusa.
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Old 03-15-2003, 09:39 PM
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i almost bought the Tibook, but i liked the white case on the ibook better that the titanium on the powerbook. and the price tag of $1900 instead of $2900
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1. XP home is a ripoff... spend the little extra and get PRO. Used to be there were major differences between microsoft'* home and professional lines. now XP home is just a neutered version of Professional. It makes doing anything network related VERY hard.

2. Ibook EWWW. overpriced piece of modern art. ill take a good ol Dell anyday or my own homebuild desktop
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Well, I'm back to ME for now. Had a compatibility hardware problem halfway thru. Gotta figure out what it was. Then I'll try it again. At least the Bios flash went ok. I've got XP Pro.......maybe tomorrow if I can figure this out.
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what kinda system you running... i've never had a compatibility issue that wouldnt allow me to install xp... and i've installed it on over 100 systems thus far....
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HP Pavilion XE813. Old dog, but runs well. 766mhz Celeron, 512M ram. I'll do some more investigating and post again.
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hmm HP that would explain it... they are notorius for having propriety stuff.... yea keep us posted... ill help anyway i can
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This PC came with 95. Went to 98, then SE, then ME. No problems. XP is a totally different animal. I've heard similar problems from Dell, Compaq (now hp also), Gateway, etc. XP is just a bigger step away from the traditional operating system.

I'll stay brand loyal. When you work for a company, you tend to buy the products with the familiar logo. I get pretty good support when I need it

I also get good discounts, and have 'given a new home' to some outdated equipment in the past.
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I just reinstalled my computer in under an hour and why are you upgrading to XP Willwren?..... No point.
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