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    Apple Clamshell - Is It Worth Getting?
    Hey guys,
    My all time favourite colour is Lime Green which is offered on the Apple Clamshell 366/466 laptops. I have a new iPod Touch which does everything I need on a laptop. Sooooooooooo My question is this:

    All I need is a laptop to download songs and sync my iPod. I REALLY want either a Tangerine or Lime Clamshell and put a 40GB HD in it with 576MB of RAM.

    Is this going to be enough to run Frostwire/Limewire/iTunes with the newest quicktime & Java?

    Any insight would be appreciated!
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    Hey XJ, long time no see. Hope all is well.

    Unfortunately, those machines were really designed to run OS9. I believe you can run early versions of OS X, but you'll be hard pressed to run a modern version of iTunes on it - at least one modern enough to sync your iPod Touch. I would try to get something at least in the 800MHz+ range that can run Tiger adequately.
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    CWA covered this very well. The iPod Touch wants a recent version of iTunes to even sync and update. I am sure as firmware updates happen, it might even require a newer version of iTunes as time moves on. That Lime Clamshell might run Tiger but not the best. I know hoe much you love the Clamshells, but I would go for something newer to run the latest iTunes and be compatible with that iPod Touch for a long time to come.

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    Believe it or not...I have OS 10.4.11 "Tiger" installed on my "Clamshell" iBook. It's really not too bad when surfing the internet...but if you go to sites with a lot of graphics, the page will take a while to fully load...and don't even think about YouTube. Mine is a 300mhz Clamshell model...so if you can get a 366/466mhz modelall the better!

    OP...you didn't mention how much $$$ this Clamshell iBook is going to cost...so that could be a big factor.

    Also realize that if the Clamshell doesn't come with a more modern OS X install disk, that's going to cost you as well...and maybe more than the cost of the iBook.

    Hope this helps,

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    One point I was making was will iTunes versions always run on Tiger? Apple has dropped support for Tiger and with iTunes updates and updates to the Touch's Firmware, a newer version of iTunes might be needed and might not work on Tiger.

    For now yes, you can install Tiger and use the latest iTunes.

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    I would certainly hope that if someone is purchasing a 9 year-old computer (desktop or laptop) that they are aware that it will have serious limitations both currently & in the future. Either due to the old hardware or latest OS version it supports.

    - Nick
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    Welllllllllllllllllllllll
    I do have a 550MHz G4 Powerbook that is my main computer (Which is what my iPod is synced with) and it worked just fine. BUT it DID/Does have 1GB of RAM which is what probably helped it along...But I mean we're talking a difference of not even 100MHz here and 576MB of RAM would be sufficent?

    I'm used to the slow speed - remember I have a 550MHz laptop lol. I just don't want to get a spinning beach ball all the time no matter what I open . I don't need speed, I just need it to WORK and not freeze up bc it's so friggin slow lol.

    Hi CWA and Travis, yes I'm still alive and in R.I. I met an amazing girlfriend, dropped the whole "Jaguar" thing, actually sold it for three Volvos lol and I'm still in R.I. for the next few months until me and my girl move out to Vegas because I'm going to be a Park Ranger out there!

    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    I would certainly hope that if someone is purchasing a 9 year-old computer (desktop or laptop) that they are aware that it will have serious limitations both currently & in the future. Either due to the old hardware or latest OS version it supports.

    - Nick
    Um...Yeah...I'm well aware of that dude... I just need it for iTunes and limewire, I was just wondering if it would even do that. Read my post - it says I just need it for the aforementioned. I'm not doing anything else on it.
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    I don't find your "I'm a cheetah." joke funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xj6jaguar1985 View Post

    Hi CWA and Travis, yes I'm still alive and in R.I. I met an amazing girlfriend, dropped the whole "Jaguar" thing, actually sold it for three Volvos lol and I'm still in R.I. for the next few months until me and my girl move out to Vegas because I'm going to be a Park Ranger out there!
    Good to hear. Looking forward to seeing you on the forums more often. Good luck with the new job and girlfriend.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    Thanks CWA

    Effing...Wow...They want over $170 for a Lime Green Clamshell....Hahah that's RIDICULOUS!
    OMG LOOK AT THIS :

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190350686853&viewitem= &sspagename=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT

    HAHAHA!!! That's SO getting relisted! UNREAL. I totally understand why you're done with eBay, CWA!
    Yes my name is Jaguar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xj6jaguar1985 View Post
    Um...Yeah...I'm well aware of that dude... I just need it for iTunes and limewire, I was just wondering if it would even do that. Read my post - it says I just need it for the aforementioned. I'm not doing anything else on it.
    Um...Yeah...dude...my post above was in response to other posts...NOT your original post.

    - Nick
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    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by xj6jaguar1985 View Post
    Thanks CWA

    Effing...Wow...They want over $170 for a Lime Green Clamshell....Hahah that's RIDICULOUS!
    That's why one of my earlier questions was how much is this Clamshell? I agree...$170 is insane...I wouldn't pay more then in the area of $75.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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