One step ahead of you! I have too many ibooks and powerbooks on my watch list on ebay!
Still, a brand new ibook with a student discount is 950 dollars (the discount is only 50 dollars US)
My school sells them (we're talking about the 12 inch) for 750. and they throw in a free ipod mini.
A deal and a half any way you look at it except for my way. I dont want to spend more than 500 dollars. And in my eyes, Apple is worse than Micro$oft because not only do they charge an arm and a leg for their OS, but they also control the manufacturing of the machines that run their OS.
As for the free ipod Mini. I am an avid RIO user. I have 3 RIO MP3 players. One of which is a 5GB HD. I dont need the Ipod Mini.
It's really a matter of money, principle and stability. I dont want to pay more than 525 for the machine and shipping, I dont want to give a huge company such as apple, dell, or hp any more money, and I have tried macs at school and found them to be slow, problematic, and believe it or not, they freeze up alot.
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Mepis have served me well in the 3 or so months that I've switched from windoze, I'd like to stick with them.
But yeah, the ibook is pretty sweet. and maybe if I had the money, I might consider it. I believe some distros of linux can be used on the G4.
Sorry for the bad spelling. English isnt my native language.