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    cerberos
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    Hello, Folks!

    I've been debating between a pBook and iBook for well over a month now I'm in no hurry as I already have a peecee that is suiting my needs fine for the time being. As of now, I'm leaning toward the Powerbook with the beefier video card and slight speed advantage being the deal makers.

    My only concern is reports on Powerbook case durability. If I understand correctly, the aluminum is more resistant to scratches than the iBook, but is more prone to dents and dings. Tell me it aint so? How durable are they?

    My current computer is a IBM Thinkpad X24, and it is durable as heck - I would hate to give it up for something that I would live in fear of damaging.

    ALSO Does OS X have "themes" like Windows XP? For instance, can you switch from the colored "aqua" look to the "graphite" look, etc?

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    I check the iBooks and Powerbooks everytime I go in the Apple store. They get a lot of use and all are none the worse for wear

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    Anyone else?

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    i've seen an powerbook on demo that apparently was resting on an inverted screw on the table. and there was this scratch that went from the side to the center of the poor thing.. as to your "scratch issue" - unless you actually scratch it with a hard / sharp object - i think the pbook wouldn't be that easily scratched.. although i'm sure it'll leave a small markign as if you ran a grinder on the surface - cuz the finished surface was well "scratched"

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    cerberos
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    Thanks

    As far as OS X, can you change from aqua to graphite? Or was graphite used in a previous version, and the current release is aqua?

    Dumb question, I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerberos
    Thanks

    As far as OS X, can you change from aqua to graphite? Or was graphite used in a previous version, and the current release is aqua?

    Dumb question, I know
    Yes it can. You can also download shapeshifter wich allows you to switch between many different themes. :cool:
    -Chapman Film School: Class of 2012-

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    well...I'm not so sure if you mean an entire theme or just the buttons..When you say Graphite, it reminds me of a setting in System Prefs... Check out the attached images...(Pay attention to the buttons in the upper left...Is that what you meant?

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    cerberos
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    Thats the ticket I was thinking of the buttons, scrollbars etc.

    Thanks!

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