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Oskar
2006-01-01, 23:01
I'm currently a PC user, but I'd like to switch to a mac and use WebObjects (http://www.apple.com/webobjects/). This is not normal activity for a consumer, which is why I'm not sure whether an intel iBook would suit me. I've heard it's geared to consumer things like checking mail and browsing the web.

Thanks for your help,
Oskar

chucker
2006-01-01, 23:19
I'm not sure what this question is based on since Intel iBooks don't exist at this point anyway.

staph
2006-01-01, 23:24
At any rate, it should work just fine. It just isn't the fastest computer on the planet.

Intel Mac OS only supports Java 1.4.2 and up, however, if that's relevant.

Oskar
2006-01-01, 23:25
chucker: I realize that, and perhaps it's impossible to answer until they're released. I figured people could go on the knowledge they have of the current iBooks. Thanks anyway.

chucker
2006-01-01, 23:32
Intel Mac OS only supports Java 1.4.2 and up, however, if that's relevant.

I'm sure that'll change soon enough anyhow, so no, it's not relevant. :p

torifile
2006-01-01, 23:52
WO on an iBook should be fine.

atomicbartbeans
2006-01-02, 00:01
Yeah, the iBook is quite a capable machine (I've used mine for a year)... and programming Java isn't all that resource-intensive, so you should be fine.

staph
2006-01-02, 07:06
I'm sure that'll change soon enough anyhow, so no, it's not relevant. :p

Um... you think they'll be supporting the 1.3 series as well? Really?

chucker
2006-01-02, 12:16
Um... you think they'll be supporting the 1.3 series as well? Really?

I actually thought we were both talking about 1.5?

staph
2006-01-02, 16:35
I actually thought we were both talking about 1.5?

I thought it was supported already (as far as it is on PPC, anyway) — that's why I said that it supports 1.4.2 and up.

I could be wrong on this…

Brad
2006-01-02, 21:12
I actually thought we were both talking about 1.5?
Why would you think that? I'm pretty sure "1.4.2 and up" includes values larger than 1.4.2, such as 1.5. ;)

chucker
2006-01-02, 21:56
Why would you think that? I'm pretty sure "1.4.2 and up" includes values larger than 1.4.2, such as 1.5. ;)

Depends on whether we're talking 1.4.2 and further 1.4.x releases, 1.4.2 and further 1.x releases or 1.4.2 and any further release. :p

(Yes, you're right. Whatever. :( )