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You'll find information on everything related to the Powerbook Macintosh laptop computers. You'll find various information about the 3 different Macintosh computers that I owned and used on a frequent bases. This page contains a data dump of everything that I learned about the Power Macintosh line.

General Powerbook Information

Powerbook

Over the past 10+ years I have owned 3 Powerbook computers:

  • Powerbook G3 (Wallstreet)
  • Powerbook G4 500 Mhz
  • Titanium PowerBook G4

Titanium PowerBook G4

Titanium PowerBook G4

Computer Configuration:

  • Processor: 1.5 Ghz PowerPC G4
  • System: Mac OS 10.5.8
  • Memory: 1 GB DDR SDRAM

This computer sitting at my desk at work, I use this to do some server work and some Macintosh testing. The original battery wasn't lasting that long and so I purchased another battery on Amazon.com. The new battery works great and it is averaging about 2 hours of battery time.

The highest OS version that this computer can now run is 10.5.x (Leopard). Apple has decided not to support the PowerMac line of computers in the newer versions of Mac OS X. Recently a lot of software manufacturers announced that they are not supporting 10.5 in their software upgrades. (Firefox 9 and BBEdit no longer support 10.5) This is making the computer appear to be older and older.

Powerbook G3 (Wallstreet)

This was what my root directory looked like on my Powerbook G3, I tried to keep all my active applications available whenever I opened up the hard drive folder.

Powerbook G3 (Wallstreet)