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I can get one easily off eBay for around $20-$60, and I'd mostly be using it for word processing and various program development. Going to dual-boot whichever latest version of Mac OS supports PPC and Fedora.

Reason I'm choosing the Powerbook is because they're the only laptops I can find for around that price that still looks brand new (People like to baby their Macs).

So if I can get one, would it be worth it?
post #2 of 6
They make a nice laptop, especially with Linux installed. I would find it hard to say no if I found one for €40/$60...
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Under $50 for one of those things???

I'd say yes.
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I have a g3 ibook
running linux on them is not that easy
both gentoo and arch do not work right
and you can't use grub
deb. was ok
there fine for netbook work
but other then that there junk
best to get a g4/g5
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I've seen this question pop up at least two more times in the past few months.

My two cents: They're so outdated that it's not worth the trouble. I'd say the absolute bottom you should go are those old black and white Macbooks.
    
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+1 what The Mad Mule said.

Even just for the tasks you described this machine is a bit slow. Also worth repeating what 3dfxvoodoo said, support for the legacy hardware even with linux is going to be a battle.
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