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Originally Posted by msid View Post

1 security and compatability with my iPad and iPhone
Since all iPads are (relatively speaking) new technology/product for Apple (less than 3 years old)...compatibility between iPads and Apple computers will require (in many cases) much newer hardware (computers) and much newer OS versions (probably Snow Leopard, OS 10.6).

You cannot expect a less than 3 year-old iPad to be compatible with a 10+ year old computer...running an OS that was discontinued back in 2007-2008 (OS 10.4). This would also apply to newer iPhone versions.

Thus some iPad & iPhone compatibility research should have been done prior to purchasing either a G4 or G5 based computer...since you may have found out that you needed an Intel based Macintosh computer in the first place.

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Originally Posted by msid View Post
OS isn't important unless photoshop won't update on the machine I have now (Photoshop 7), and as long as iTunes 4 will work the same list of songs that is stored on my daughters iPod seeing as iTunes won't update as I don't have OS 10.5.
Again...some compatibility research prior to purchasing this Powermac G4 would have been a great idea!

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Regarding sales gimmick: what I meant was why was I offered a G5 with screen for 350? It sounds too cheap.....
I'm not sure where you're located or the exact model G5 computer you're talking about...but some Powermac G5 models can be purchased fairly regularly on e-Bay for $150-$200...and I know a couple folks who got them for close to $100.

So $350 for a G5 + a monitor (depending on the computer model)...is actually NOT cheap...but on the expensive side. Since if you got a Powermac G5 on e-Bay for $150...and a used monitor off Craig's List for $75...that would have only cost $225 (not $350).

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I'm going to check out intel based machine next month when I might have more money......
This is probably the smartest thing I've read in this thread!

- Nick

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