Hello. I need a point in the right direction, and this seems to be the place to find it. I've been an fan of the site for a long time, but I've only just recently given serious consideration to the idea of trying a mac. Please bear in mind the my experience with Apple machines is limited to my first computer (an Apple II), and a few minutes on the machines of other users.
So, anyway, on to the point. I've been examining the older model laptops, thinking that especially because I can't afford a new one, one of these would be a good way to both familiarize myself with the platform as well as get a low-cost portable to work on at school.
I was amazed to find the number of serious upgrades available fo the G3 laptops, and the Wallstreet in particular. Especially the processor upgrade cards, some of which go all the way up to the gigagertz G4 processors.
Considering the number of after-market upgrades available, these seem like fun machines to play with, but I still need more information. In particular, I need to know how the processor upgrade cards work. Are they like the converter boards that MSI makes for the Pentiums, that allow one to plug a Pentium M into a 478-pin desktop motherboard? If so, then is it possible to buy one and swap the processors? What are the pros and cons of that approach?
Any help that can be offered is appreciated, and links to further information would be wonderful. I apologize if I haven't stated everything clearly enough, but it's been a long day, and I'm about to crash. Thanks in advance.