I just insured my entire GigaBook with my insurer and it only cost me $30.00 for $3,000.00. Totally covered, I drop it, it falls, stolen, virus destroys it, fat man/woman sits on it, a rhino gores it, it’s covered. Ed: if anyone’s PowerBook is gored by a rhino is definitely Extreme PowerBook material! Has anyone found out if gigabooks with combo drives are eligible for a DVD SuperDrive upgrade? The reason I ask is that the only reason I ordered the combo is that I was leaving for an extended trip (five months) and Apple was unsure if the superdrive version would ship in time for me to get it before I left. It later turned out it would have been fine.
If you have successfully downloaded the 10.1 MB “semi-public beta” of Palm Desktop for Mac OS X (4.0v76) color yourself lucky. The beta was “only intended for Palm employees” according to once reader justifying the 300 user limit and woefully slow FTP server.
Mirrors are available if you do a little digging or if you are a member of the PowerPage Historic Society (PHiSh) but most downloaders are discovering that you will also need Mac OS X native versions of popular conduits if you want to sync data from anything other than Palm Desktop.
In response to some issues I uncovered in my first look at the iBook Dual USB, namely keyboard bulge and OS X not waking from display sleep, Vic Orly writes about some other issues he has uncovered:
Today Palm Inc. posted Palm Desktop 4.0 beta 76 with support for Mac OS X. Rejoice!
Your can get it from the beta download page. Simply complete a form and you are in business! Beware the server is extremely busy right now. The company is also soliciting feedback on the software via a Public Beta Feedback Form, so make it better by posting your experience there.