I am going to give my laptop to my daughter who needs it for her nursing studies now (big sacrifice) I'll need to replace it. I give a lot of presentations in large public meetings and am wondering what the pros and cons of getting an iBook might be.
They look very tempting I have never owned an Apple Mac and quite fancy having something new to play with.
I was given a G3 Powerbook and a lot of help coping with obsolete software, in order to make it easier and cheaper to bridge the X platform gap between a village magazine born on PCs and a local printing firm which is essentially all Apple Mac.
It was effective, but not a route to recommend, unless you are more Artist than Scientist!
(Quite a lot of fun finding the way Mac does things. No right click, but amazing ability to move things around and have a basic system which isn't neurotic and always finding ways to freeze or crash)
I have used a mac for some years but using the now obsolete OS. I found them very reliable and intuitive to use.
Software compatability can be a problem for those needing to cross the OS divide but Apple has been addressing this problem for years. Now that the new OSX is well established, I would recommend you go to an apple outlet and ask for advice. Go and try the machine and have a clear idea of what you want it to do. After all, first hand knowledge is invaluable. Try before you buy.
Go to Apple's site click here and ask for advice. Contact your local MUGS group for advice.
Masterspy, took your advice and went to play with a Powerbook seems to be very well built indeed much more attractive than any other laptops on display. Don't think I could get used to computing without right click though doesn't seem to be any really compelling reason to go down the Mac route they seem to be very pricey I would have to get MS Office 2004 full version when I already have Office 2003.
Maybe if i win the lottery (not much chance since I don't do it).