I have a very old iBook. It’s blue or “Blueberry”. It has a 300 MHz PowerPC G3 processor. It originally came with only 64 MB of RAM and with Mac OS 8.6 installed. But mine had Mac OS 9 installed. I later updated it to Mac OS 9.2.2 and eventually I put in some RAM. I put in a 512 MB RAM stick. With the 64 MB onboard, plus the 512 MB I put in, I now have a total of 576 MB of RAM! That is the maximum RAM I can put in. I then installed Mac OS X 10.1 (Puma is it?). Then I upgraded to Panther. Its the latest it can boot. If it had firewire ports, it can boot up to 10.4.11 which is “Tiger”. Well, I can install Tiger on it with XPostFacto, but… Anyways, Here’s a picture of it. This is just a picture that I googled. I will later put in pictures of my actual iBook
There’s only so much I can do on my iBook. Photo editing, and Movie making isn’t one of them. I can browse the web! (Sort of) I can now sync my iPod on it! (I have a 2nd generation iPod Nano, and the minimum requirements for my iPod is to have Mac OS X 10.3.9 and iTunes 7.0) I can do some word processing on it. I have AppleWorks 6 on it, and Microsoft Office 2004 on it. I can run the Classic Environment on it (Thank God that I didn’t delete my Mac OS 9 System Folder), and I can listen to music on it. It has a Airport card installed, so I can connect wirelessly to the web! Sherlock doesn’t seem to work on it. iTunes 7.7.1 is the last version of iTunes for Panther. For an old laptop, it runs Panther pretty well. Its fast, and pretty responsive. I wish I could upgrade the hard drive. Its only 6 GB and its getting pretty cramped in there. But in order to upgrade the hard drive, I gotta disassemble everything. By everything, I mean everything. My best friend tells me to get a new Mac, but I don’t want to. Oh! I forgot! My iBook has a ATI Mobility Graphics Card with 4 MB of VRAM. Not much at all. The highest screen resolution on my iBook is only 800 x 600. Websites require at least 1024 x 768 to view their sites correctly. Screen resolution on it is very limiting. So yeah, That’s my Clamshell.
If you wanna see some Mac OS X Screenshots from my iBook, click here.
Update: Here are some earlier screenshots from my iBook. Also note that this is before i installed Panther, and put in more RAM. It was running Puma which I believe is 10.1. Screenshots are here.