I am looking into buying a used iBook tangerine clamshell (my favourite laptop in the world... ever!) for college. I love the look of the thing, and it will be pretty practical due to the handle, the 6-hour battery life and its dvd playing capability. There is only one thing wrong with it. The lack of ipod connectivity. Now, i would like to buy a 466mhz motherboard from the latest clamshell and retrofit it into mine. i know you have to dremel out a hole for the firewire, and i just want to know how close to the finish of the other ports can you get it, because i dont want it to look like some big gouge in the side of my ibook, i want it to look like what a 466mhz tangerine should have looked like! if anyone has done this and has pics, i would love to see them! And does anyone know the actual ram ceiling of the 466? because different websites are telling me different things. My final spec (hopefully) will be:
466mhz iBook Tangerine
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
512mb (ish) ram
and i havent made a decision as to the os, if anyone has any recommendations, i was thinking jaguar, but if it will handle panther or tiger well, then i would love to have it, for obvious reasons.