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12″ PowerBook G4: Final Destination?

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

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With my 12″ PowerBook sitting in my work desk for months and months getting no use, I made the decision to gift it to my retiring father-in-law. It was showing its age, and wasn’t getting the usage it needed, so on to someone who can actually use it.

A clean reinstall of Tiger OS X 10.4, with latest combo update package… whatever version was the last, and armed with the Camino 2.1.2 browser my father-in-law is now browsing the web whenever he wants. I’ve installed Libreoffice, but have not gotten the language pack to install properly… gotta figure that one out.

Anyway, good ol’ 12″ PowerBook is still in-house and getting some use. I’m sure it has a few years left in it.