btw, abf did admit that he was being sarcastic, but he didn't own up to doing it to troll about a moot issue.
no hijack intended. if it isn't obvious, i have issues w/ trolls.
to add to what u said freestyle...
i do run the screen spanning hack. it works great and i suggest that anyone use it who has an interest in "power use" w/ the ibook.
thus far the ibook has been near flawless. i tend not to run into the usual issues w/ my windows machine as i do a fresh install every now and again. so i can't say "windows doesn't have issues compared to os x". i guess the test will come over time with regard to whether OS X needs a new install after a similar amount of time. from what i've read, many ppl (not all ppl abf, lol) have had flawless performance on their ibooks for long periods, some say up to 3 years while simply putting it to sleep in stead of shutting it down, something i can't say for my desktop or laptop windows experiences. in any case, after 6 months i'll have a more informed opinion. =)
i do know it is extremely cool to not have basic functions like OS load and email checking bogged down by the likes of Norton et al., having to do its work. i don't need xtra software out of the box simply to make the system safe and usable (90 day trials of norton or mcaffee don't cut it, and given that a windows machine could be hacked in the time it takes to go online and download free virus SW, that's not cool either, and i'm an advanced user!-just think of the yokel that doesn't know about viruses!). =)
and as u noted abraxas, it does look cool! it has a white polycarbonate shell that comes with a glowing white apple on the lid when it's powered on, that comes built in as part of only apple laptop computers! (wink wink nudge nudge abf ;p )