Re: Nailed by PowerBook FireWire

Subject: Re: Nailed by PowerBook FireWire
From: Paul J. Lucas (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 16:24:44 MST

On 26 Feb 2000, jeramy b smith wrote:

> "Paul J. Lucas" <> wrote:
> > I just talked to the salesman at Elite Computers. He said that
> > the Lombards are no longer available and Apple told them to
> > return all of them. (Sounds kind of weird to me, but...)
> > Anyway, so I can't get one of those even if I wanted to.
> I wanted to try to buy a 99 Pbook because I figured they would cost less now
> that the new ones are out.

        The 333 MHz PowerBooks are still available (at least according
        to the guy on the phone at Elite Computers in Cupertino). He
        also specifically said that Apple did not drop the price on the
        '99s: only a RTV (Return To Vendor). FYI, the older PBs don't
        have either FireWire or DVD.

        The reason I think it's weird is: what is Apple going to do with
        the unsold computers?

> I wanted one since Dan told me that they worked fine and all hardware was
> supported. I don't want to have to wait for a developer to buy one and hack
> the kernel into working on it.

        That's looks like I'm doing your waiting for you. :-(

        - Paul

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