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May 15, 2005

Generous to a Fault(y navigation system)

One of the things I've learnt over the years is that Apple computers are always far nicer if you can get someone else to stump up for them.

Sadly, however, this isn't currently the case, and - when my old Powerbook was dropped and one of the hinges separated from the screen in a metal-fatigue kind of way - I have just had to fork out for a brand-new one.

The folks in John Lewis were very nice. We shall see whether their hints that the 60GB iPod photo won't come with all the accessories soon turn out to be sales spiel or not in time, but it's lovely regardless. One wierdness though - they said that the current Powerbooks are being shipped with Panther, not Tiger, but that you can get it for 12 quid as part of you registering.

This turned out not to be strictly true, as registration on the computer and online produced no such hints. There was also no flyer in the box about it or anything. 'Hmmmmm' I was thinking.

But then I found it.

If you go to Apple's UK page. Then click on OS X. Then on 'Upgrades' in the subnav. Then scroll down for two pages. Keep an eye out for the link in the small yellow box on the right, or you might miss it!

(Comments on the Powerbook otherwise? Return key a little small, but getting used to that. The bit of setup that automatically imports all details from your previous mac over firewire broke the brand new one. But the two-finger use of the trackpad to scroll within windows is both brilliant and second nature within 48 hours.)

Posted by Tom Dolan at May 15, 2005 09:21 PM

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