10GB vs 20GB Powerbooks compared
xlr8yourmac.com has posted a brief comparison of a PowerBook G4 using a 10GB disk and then a 20GB disk. The 20GB disk is a hell lot faster and should definitely be considered one of the best upgrades you can add to this machine at the moment, along with RAM of course.
Opera comes to Mac
the register notes that the well-known alternative browser Opera (so far only on Linux and Windows) is coming to the Mac. The first technology preview is available for download and people are invited to participate in testing. The browser is, like iCab, small and sticking to official standards.
Ok, ok I'll psot it now too
the register also reports that the DVD drive in some PowerBooks G4 won't properly eject the disk, because of some misaligned parts. There have been several lay fixes offered already, but now Apple also offers a free repair program. Just take your PB to an official Mac dealer and it should be fixed. Nothing serious I'd say, but probably worth a note anyway.
O'Sullivan is a beanspiller
the register reports that Brendan O'Sullivan (Edu Director of Apple EU) spilled some facts on what's coming at MacWorld Tokyo. I actually expected him to be clever enough not to do anything like that. It might as well cost him his job:) A new iBook and a revised iMac is what's currently expected.
Apple ships top machines
MacWEEK, among many others, notes that Apple is now shipping (or just about to ship) it 667 and 733MHz PowerMac G4s (with DVD-R drive for the later). This is certainly good news.
MOSR has some news on MPC 7450 chips supply, on the new iBook possibly sporting support for an external display (using both) and responds to a readers question: What is Apple going to do about the Xbox? Interesting.
IMG has some very interesting mumbo jumbo on the latest status of Mac Q3A, which, according to sources is about to be released as a final version. Also there is some word that Apple has gotten that version too. Now IMG thinks Steve Jobs might be demoing it at MacWorld Tokyo, showing of the power of the altivec Engine, this time not with Photoshop.