G3 PowerBooks A new Apple TIL file reprints the Read Me file for the G3 PowerBooks. It includes several "Important Information" items. For example, it notes that if you put the PowerBook to sleep when booting from a DiskTools floppy disk, the PowerBook will likely crash when you try to wake it up. It also notes that the G3 PowerBook includes a special version of Mac OS 8. It is not compatible with the standard version of OS 8.
G3 Macs and monitor shut off Regarding Apple's assertion that Monitors attached to G3 Macs do not shut off when you shut off the Mac itself, several readers noted that, contrary to what Apple stated, their monitors do indeed shut off. The resolution of this discrepancy may be that Apple states the problem occurs with G3 Macs that have "Outrigger and K1 enclosures." I am not sure what this means exactly, but I suspect it refers to the Minitower design. Also, some readers claim that most AppleVision monitors will shut off correctly in any case, because of shut off controls in the monitor itself.