[Novalug] What to ask for an iBook
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Thu Jun 7 13:43:39 EDT 2007
On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> My husband is really into macs.
My first guru was -- but has since switched to linux.
> Macs change models frequently and older models often fail to
> support newer OS features. In addition my impression (from
> observing my husband use up 1 1/2 of them) is that they often
> have things go wrong and can be more expensive to repair than
> to buy the next later than the one you broke model used.
Afaik, this one is in no need of repair; it's the
infamous counter-intuitive user interface that gripes us -- the
one that some people like because they grew up with it...
> Shreve Systems is a major marketer of used mac stuff - check
> the prices they have.
Thanks; they don't seem to have any laptops at all right
> Mostly we give the older macs away.
My wife gave me a desktop (which I still run) as a
retirement present, and I gave her this one. Much as I have
learned to detest Steve Jobs and all his works, the matter of
sentiment persists -- if only like an old scar ...
It looks so far as if I'm likely to let him have it for
something on the order of 1/10 what I've spent on it. He has
worked on it -- he's the guy who re-installed FC6 for me when I
got it so bollixed trying to install roadnav that it wouldn't do
anything any more. He fell in love with it at that point.
Also, if I sell it to him rather than give it to him, he
won't try to give it back someday ...
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Double Retiree,
Not Quite Clueless Linux Power User, with precious
(very precious) little idea where up is.
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