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Yes, the iBook is cool, if a little goofy looking, resembling a breath mint on steroids even more than the iMac does. And yes, it's a hot machine with impressive stats. But it won't be the 300 MHz G3 processor, the 32 Mbytes of RAM, the 56k modem, the built-in Ethernet, not even the low price tag that moves these things out the door.

No. What will sell the iBook is that Jobs understands that consumers want more than megahertz and memory -- they want to be entertained.

Chris Allbritton, salon.com

Mactracker-get infos on any mac



Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone, Wi-Fi Cards/Base Stations, Newton, and Mac OS versions.

Will my iBook run OS 8.6?

Mac OS 8.6 media
When the original iBook in Tangerine and Blueberry was presentesd by Steve Jobs on July 21 in 1999 it came with Mac OS 8.6. Only a couple of months later in October the new OS9 was released. According to Apple's product policy all new hardware turned out from that point need OS 9 as minimum OS.
Clamshell iBooks with 300mhz were produced until September, so it is likely that your Tangerine or Blueberry will refuse to boot OS 8.6.

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Internet Browser for the Clamshell iBook

There are only a few Internet Browsers for outdated MacOS, which are subject to continuous develepment - such as Classilla and iCab for OS 9, iCab for OSX 10.3 and 10.4 plus TenFourFox for 10.4.
Camino and Opera are still useful with reservations.
iCab Browser is Shareware, but there are only reminders which pop up from time to time.

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iBook desktop wallpaper



Those of you who search for a Clamshell iBook desktop wallpaper should take a look at Macdesktops.com. In addition to hundreds of other backgrounds there are also about 50 for the Clamshell iBook. Another worthwhile stop is TheAppleCollection.com. Here, the ones for the original iBook are not separated from the others, unfortunately there are some links to motives which work no more.

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