Well, it must be Christmas - for my PowerBook at least !
Thanks to the nice folks at the best Aussie Apple supplier - Streetwise - I got some new toys today... an extra 1GB of RAM to stick into the PowerBook.. so after prising the old 512MB stick out I've now got 1.12GB or usable RAM. Which was very handy because in the same packages I got a copy of Office:mac 2004 Professional (apart from the neat black case it comes in, it includes VirtualPC 7 with WinXP Pro)
The good news is that with over 1GB or RAM even an old 867MHz Rev.A 12" Powerbook is pretty nippy. For OSX apps it flies along, and a combination of the RAM and performance improvements in VirtualPC make even that quite usable.
And of course, to help pay for this I need to actually do some work... so I'd better get back to it ;)
Monday, December 20, 2004
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