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Originally Posted by Frayzn View Post
Still using a MacBook Pro from 2006, and still surviving on my PowerMac G5, I understand that Apple has built nice longevity into their products, but it seems like we're getting to that "transition" time where the old become the obsolete, and the middle aged become the old. I guess, to me, it just seems like a scary time to buy refurbished. Any thoughts would be very much welcomed, and I look forward to picking your brains more often in the future!
It's not just you. I gave up my trusty, and still very much functional, 6 year old iBook G4 for a MacBook last fall but was still holding onto my Quad G5 until last month. Once the G5 died (well, became ill) I decided it was time to move up.

Apple is at a transition point where the old PPC architecture is dying out and the rumors are that 10.7 may not support Rosetta for the old PPC Apps. If so that will end the reign of PPC or Universal Apps and the future will only be Intel based software. It was inevitable that it would happen sooner or later, though many of us hoped for later rather than sooner. When 10.6 came out as Intel only I knew the end was in sight for PPC, it was just a matter of waiting for something to give.


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