There were issues with leaving the power plugged in on very old laptop designs. Today, you leave it plugged in and the newer battery management does quite well.
But there are some that want to charge the battery, remove it and just run on AC. Sounds like a control freak issue to me, but if they must, they must.
hey, im new to mac and just bought an iBook G4 1.42Ghz 14'' a couple of days ago. with my old laptop i had the problem that the battery went dead pretty quickly cuz it was plugged in to a power outlet basically all the time and the laptop would not work with a removed battery just using the outlet. now whats the best way to use the battery with an iBook so that it stays good for a long time? can i leave the plug in or should i use all the battery up and fully recharge it everytime? thanks a lot for any help in advance (unfortunately the user's guide coming with the iBook doesnt really say anything about that)