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Mac Blowout Sale – Upd. new pricing!

I am cleaning house. All of this stuff is up for grabs. Email with questions or offers. All local cash sales.

– 17-inch MacBook Pro, 2.5GHz C2D, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD, 1.5 years AppleCare left – $1,699
– 20-inch iMac 2.16GHz C2D, 3GB RAM, 750GB HD – $t.b.d.
– 14.1-inch iBook G4, 933MHz G4, 1.2GB RAM, 60GB HD (2008), high-power battery (2008) SOLD

– Apple Airport Extreme (UFO) 802.11b/g – $39
– Apple Airport Extreme Draft-N (802.11a/b/g/n) – $75
– SMC 5-port desktop gigabit network switch – $25 SOLD
– 3Com 24-port Ethernet Switch – best offer, maybe free :)
– Original Apple AirPort card (802.11b) – $39

– Iogear 7-port USB 2.0 Hub – $19 SOLD
– Apple Mighty Mouse – $25
– 250GB LaCie Porsche FireWire 400 external HD – $39 SOLD
– Apple Aluminum Keyboard with numeric pad (original packaging) – $39 SOLD
– Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook and MacBook Pro – $39 SOLD

All priced to sell. timdelhey(at)gmail(dot)com

KDE 4 and the Dismal State of the Linux Desktop

There has been a lot of push over the past many years to get more Linux onto more desktops. That’s fine, as long as the pushers keep in mind that an Operating System is, fundamentally, a means and not an end. Similarly, desktop environments are neither the journey nor the destination—they are, at most, the steering wheel and the dashboard.

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June Geek Gather

OK. So I fell down on the job a bit. I blame it on way too many things to do lately. Come relieve the stress at June Geek Gather! I’m saying the 3rd Tuesday due to a variety of scheduling conflicts. We’re also back to Wilde Roast this time.

We’ll take over the parlor room, if possible. Otherwise, just look for the group wearing propeller beanies.

Not Dell

A Thumbs Down Review of my Dell Experience

Dell has a nifty little desktop unit called the Studio Hybrid. It uses a bit of laptop technology and adds a touch of flair. The result is small, attractive, efficient, and quick. Should be sweet, no? Well… it should be, but however nice this machine is it isn’t nice enough to compensate for the difficulties encountered when dealing with Dell. I won’t be getting any more of these machines, even though I could use them. I won’t be getting any more anything from Dell any time soon.

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Anyone need a G4?

Hey, folks–I have a G4 with no HD that may or may not be functional (I don’t know without the HD) that I liberated from the recycling at work. It is the 800MHz version, and it looks to have 768MB of SDRAM –Here’s the link to the guts: [LINK]

Price? Cheap. Like FREE, or maybe a Diet Coke at a GG!