Originally Posted by triadone
granted i have an ibook, but i did an upgrade and haven't had any significant problems. as noted in another post, i got some choppy playback in quicktime w/divx files (while vlc and mplayer handled them fine). once i repaired permissions, everything worked peachy.
AFAIK, if u were to buy it from apple it should come w/ Tiger installed on it ( call and check w/ apple). if however it was a prepackaged stock machine sold thru a 3rd party like amazon, u would likely be given a Tiger install disk w/ your new system. once they went thru their Panther stock, they'd of course be shipping Tiger installed systems.
How do you guys know? Is this an "educated guess"? Or have you spoken to Apple Customer Service reps? Curious.
It is good to know that both of you haven't had any problems. Yet. It's a little early for RMHOP81 being as he's only had his Powerbook for "a little over a month". Keep us posted!
And, I will definitely contact Apple.ca, should I decide to pickup a Powerbook. I'm also considering either the Dell Inspiron 9300 or XPS. The Powerbooks intrigue me because of the intelligence and simplicity of the Mac OS X operating system and the many iAPPs (e.g. iLife 05, iWork...etc.). Only negative I can think of is that if you're at all into gaming, and plan to use your laptop for gaming, the titles are few and far between (in comparison with the PC brethern). For me, I won't be doing any gaming on my laptop. So that is a non-issue.
I would be using my laptop for checking/sending e-mails, web surfing and some digital media work (casual).