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Of Powerbooks and Linksys WAP's February 9, 2007

Posted by truthspew in Apple Computer, G4, Linksys, WAP54G.
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So I took home a 12″ Powerbook G4 from work this evening. Coworker tried to get it to talk to his wireless net with no luck so I thought I’d give it a try.

Damned thing won’t talk to a Linksys WAP54G at all. But get this, I can do computer-computer with my Dell machine. It’s bizarre and I still hate how Apple masks little things like IP utilities. Oh I know, ifconfig and all. But even that’s ridiculous – it represents in IPv6. Not even half the world has transitioned to that yet.

That being said, it’s fairly easy to get used to OS-X. I’m just very, very, disappointed on the wireless thing. I do hear that Panther will fix that, but it’s still vapor at this point.

So this dashes my plans to buy a Macbook onto the rocks. Oh well Apple, it would have been nice.

This is the difference between say Apple and Microsoft. In the case of Microsoft, Windows XP which is long in the tooth now could work with pretty much any wireless access point straight out of the box. That OS-X 10.2.8 can’t is ridiculous.

Microsoft just rapes you outright, what with Vista Ultimate costing nearly $500, whereas Apple just rapes you repeatedly. It’s $79 here, $149 there, next thing you know over the course of three years you’ve sunk $1,500 on your MacBook, and another $1,000 on O/S upgrades.

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1. Polthttp://poltspalace.blogspot.com - February 9, 2007

I am sooooo techno-vocabulary illerate….Panthers, Apples and Powerbooks, oh MY! I think I understood about a fifth of what you were talking about here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh well, I know enough for what I need to do with computers (porn, music, porn, blog, more porn) ๐Ÿ™‚


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