[futurebasic] Re [FB} Detecting PowerBooks

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From: PRITCHA@...
Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 13:33:23 +0100

Thanks Tedd, for the example - this just proves that managing a list like
that is too complicated...
After all no iMacs on that list!

I went to Devworld and found this:

blah... blah... gestalt stuff as per your example, Tedd...
gestaltMachineTypeA constant that indicates the model of computer.


             To obtain a string containing the machine's name, you can pass
 the returned value to
            the GetIndString procedure as an index into the resource of
type 'STR#' in the
            System file having the resource ID defined by the constant
kMachineNameStrID.
             CONST
            kMachineNameStrID = -16395;

If I could get that string I could search for "Powerbook" or just "book"
and viola, I'd have the answer.
The reason I want this information is for licensing, BTW.

Andy