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Most of what you need to know about Apple's new iBook you can tell just by looking at it: It's a thing of beauty. Smooth, sculpted, and sleek, this laptop's siren song begs you to pick it up and run your finger across its silver metal trackpad plate or to caress its orange or blue rubberized edges.


David Pogue, Macworld

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.

Read more: Will my iBook run OS 8.6?

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.

Read more: Internet Browser for the Clamshell iBook

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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