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mckots
08-23-2005, 12:05 PM
Just curious this is probably a dumb question but, do u think it would be a bonehead move to invest in an G5 right now considering the changes that are coming up with processors?

Will buying a new G5 result in having incompatibility with new software in 2 years?

Murlyn
08-23-2005, 12:36 PM
Im going to be buying another computer probably at the end of the year. I think the PPC has a long time left in them and I am not going to buy an Intel based Mac probably until it's been out a couple of years and everything is worked out with them. In the meantime programmers will continue to create programs that run on both, so you're good to go :)

D3v1L80Y
08-23-2005, 01:02 PM
Will buying a new G5 result in having incompatibility with new software in 2 years?

Any computer you buy today (Mac, Windows, Linux, etc.) will have the possiblitly of running into software incompatibilites within 2 years.

However, like Murlyn said, there is quite a bit of life left in the PPC and that should not be an issue for you.

mynameis
08-23-2005, 01:09 PM
I don't think you'll have a problem with compatibility. From what I hear the PowerMac will probably be the last line to make the intel switch.

inflexion
08-23-2005, 02:15 PM
i wouldnt worry about it because im sure that apple will support the powermac for a good while into the intel transition and when they eventually drop the support linux will follow it up and you will prob be ready for a new mac by then anyway

badmojo
08-23-2005, 02:43 PM
I'd rather have a PPC today that's been tried and true, than a 1st gen Intel unit. Imo, Apple tends to release products a bit too early before they have been really tested.

rman
08-23-2005, 02:49 PM
Like Murlyn, I will be buying a Powermac this year. I am looking at the September time frame, once my wife starts school.

markd
08-23-2005, 05:19 PM
I just bought an iMac. It's now sitting at home just waiting on me to get there and open it up! I thought about waiting for the Intel Macs too.

First, I didn't want to wait a year or two. I would have probably waited until I knew the major bugs were worked out.

Second, since there are so many PPC Macs out there now, it'll be quite awhile before developers stop programing for it.

nicklwj
08-28-2005, 09:34 AM
You know, after hearing that Apple was switching to Intel I went and stared at my PC and Mac. My PC has been with me 7 years, from Pentium II to 4 and from 95 to XP. And God knows how many crashes...but suddenly my PC and Mac don't look different anymore. Is Intel really that lousy? Or did Microsoft programmers forget to compile their code?

IanCT
08-28-2005, 11:13 PM
You know, after hearing that Apple was switching to Intel I went and stared at my PC and Mac. My PC has been with me 7 years, from Pentium II to 4 and from 95 to XP. And God knows how many crashes...but suddenly my PC and Mac don't look different anymore. Is Intel really that lousy? Or did Microsoft programmers forget to compile their code?

It's not the CPU that makes the lousy computer, it's their poorly written OS that has more holes than swiss cheese. Intel's not bad, I really like their Pentium CPU's. Celeron is where they made a bad choice for consumer.

Forgot to compile their code ... LOL!

validpretense
09-02-2005, 11:18 AM
I have this bad feeling that Apple hardware will eventually dissapear if it becomes too compatable with Pentiums.

D3v1L80Y
09-02-2005, 11:46 AM
I have this bad feeling that Apple hardware will eventually dissapear if it becomes too compatable with Pentiums.
Well, to be realistic here, there isn't really any "Apple" hardware.
Macs use much of the same hardware that x86 PC's use already and they have for quite some time now. As it was said already, its not the hardware that makes the Mac a Mac, its the OS.

rman
09-02-2005, 01:19 PM
I will take it one step farer. Apple is a hardware company as we all know. What is most special is that they also create software that works very will with their hardware. What makes Apple products is the tight intergration of the hardware and the software. To make what some call a complete solution.

msett
09-06-2005, 12:31 AM
So when do we think will start seeing first mac mini or imac intels? I just cant see waiting until next summer but cant see paying 1200 now for a brand new processor to come out a couple months later.

Matt

Ghostshadow
09-06-2005, 02:13 AM
i read an article that it might not be out until 2008 (eek) .. i'll post it when i find it again . i hope it's not true.