My iBook has died once again. This is the FOURTH time now.
I've decided it's time to retire the iBook and pressure work into getting me a laptop. The company standard laptop is an IBM thinkpad, which I'll use if I have to, but I'd rather they got me a Powerbook (obviously!). If I get a Thinkpad I'll have to install Linux on it, which I'm using on my desktop while my iBook is broken and it's unbearable compared to the mac - horrible font rendering, crappy applications, incompatible keyboard shortcuts, broken cut and paste, etc. It's better than windows (because I won't use cmd.exe and Cygwin or MSSFU is just a short stop IMHO) but it's a really really long way from a usable desktop OS.
I'm hoping the iBook will be repaired under the Apple iBook warranty extension program, since the symptoms are all exactly as listed here.