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Got my Powerbook today

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Got my Powerbook G4 12.1inch today.
Apple said these will have newer batteries and Tiger : it did.
So much to learn about this system...

I especially love the keyboard..would you believe it?

Sad it will not display portrait mode on my 19 inch LCD and that mu Alcatel USB won't work on Tiger...

more later


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Congrats. Enjoy your new system.

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!
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Congrats! I love my Powerbook 12", it's like my second half (it's no coincidence that I'm single...)

Indeed the keyboard is one of the highlights - most laptop keyboards are a pig to work on, but the Powerbook one feels just like a full size one... love it.

In a way I think it's a shame the bigger models don't have a more spread out keyboard, but then I've never had a problem with the lack of spacing between the keys on this one *shrugs*
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Thanks everyone, now I have had the PB for 5days now.
I like the keypad, the light weight, screen readability of text and browsers.
The wireless connection was painless and simple.
I have bought virtual PC6 for 45 AU$, I already have W2K. Will try when it arrives.

I always wanted to use ical now that is exactly what I am doing and mail setup was breeze.

I have been a googler before so the spotlight function is really helpful and easy to get used to.

I haven't even tried automation..

I downloaded a colour profile and a software to calibrate fine with me.


Inability to rotate screen in portrait mode on my Desktop LCD is a pain but I will see how I cope with it.

Battery lasted about 4 hours--not too bad,should last a bit more now(I have switched bluetooth off)

I have been using NeoOffice for opening and editing word ok for me.

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