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Jeremy W

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Mac Specs: 17" iMac G5

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Hi, welcome to the world of Macs.

I don't think there is anything you can "buy" to make your PC programs run on a Mac. I would suggest looking at the installation discs (if you have them) and see if they can run on a Mac OS.

The other suggestion I have is to look for a free Mac equivalent of the software that you use. Something to get you through, until you can afford to buy new.

The Power PC (PPC) chips are the "old" world of Mac. I haven't personally used a new Intel Mac, but the word is they are truly fast. I would guess, with RAM being equal on both machines, the MacBook would be snappier than an iMac G5.

Keep in mind that some programs (like Photoshop & Office) *should* run faster on an iMac G5 as they have not yet been configured to run natively on the Intel Macs.

You may want to wait until the universal versions of your favorite programs are released before buying an Intel Mac. If you can't wait, go for the G5. They are still an extremely fast computer.

Oh, and, aahh, I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday, too...yeah
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