[conspire] Re: going to CABAL maybe- carpooling from East Bay? + Ubuntu on iMac
rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Sep 24 15:39:57 PDT 2005
Quoting Tony Godshall (togo at of.net):
> Nothing on back. On bottom: "Family Number M4984"
M4984 it is, then. And it could be a 233MHz or 266MHz G3 iMac, not a
Tony, I don't mind doing a bunch of googling for friends, but it would
be nice if you would lend a hand in these matters, especially since you
have the (thus far unique) advantage of having the machine in front of
you. Here's a page of interest:
"Which iMac Is It? A Quick Guide to Differentiating CRT G3 iMacs"
Apple did a great job designing, marketing, and branding the iMac, but
they also created a big problem - knowing which iMac you own or are
looking to buy on the used market.
There are now four basic iMac designs: the original G3 iMacs with CD-ROM
trays, the newer G3 iMacs with slot-loading drives, the
hemisphere-supporting-a-screen G4 iMacs, and the new
everything-behind-the display G5 iMacs. The big questions involve the G3
iMacs, which were made in a great number of colors and processor speeds,
not to mention different system boards. [...]
The page mentions by model number quite a lot of individual models, but
This page claims that M4984 is a Rev. D 333MHz G3 iMac that came with
160MB RAM, 6GB HD, ATI Rage Pro C video, and a regular CD-ROM drive.
> > Tony, right now would be a really good time to backup onto some other
> > media anything on that hard drive you want to keep. Also, I suspect
> > Daniel's going to want to know things like what Mac OS version. (In
> > Finder, select "About this Macintosh".)
> Nothing zilch zip.
Er, no offence, but I don't believe that. I guess we'll get that
information when you arrive.
> OK, thanks. I favor gnome generally... I assume Kubuntu is Kde?
o "Ubuntu" ISOs furnish the Debian-variant Ubuntu core with metapackage
"ubuntu-desktop", which is a collection of GNOME packages.
o "Kubuntu" ISOs furnish the same core with metapackage "kubuntu-desktop",
which is a collection of KDE packages.
Either default build can be supplemented with the second (other)
metapackage, using Internet access and a single apt-get command, e.g.,
"sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" to install GNOME apps onto an
initial Kubuntu-based system build.
> So a rabbi walks into a bar with a big ol' tree frog on his shoulder.
> The bartender asks, hey, where'd you get that?
"Thousands of them", right? ;->
(I forget which Yiddish word Rosten was writing about, but it was one
with a common mispronunciation that he heard from a New York politician,
and advised the fellow that he'd never get votes in Brooklyn at that
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