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    Question Netbook or iBook G4?
    I just sold my iBook G3 to buy a Mac Mini G4.
    However, with my Mac Mini on eBay, I'm wondering...

    Should I either buy an iBook G4 with the same specs, but more RAM, or a netbook (more powerful) to return back to the Windows world?

    Any suggestions?

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    I would stay away from any PowerPC mac. You will be much better off with the netbook, which will be faster and more relevant with new technologies. You don't have to run Windows on it, there are lots of great Linux distros which would work great on it.

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    You want to leave Mac OSX and return to Windows? If so, you do not want a iBook or any Power PC Mac.

    If I am misunderstanding your post, please clarify. You bought a Mini and are selling that?

    And you have to decide, which OS do you like? OSX or Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    You want to leave Mac OSX and return to Windows? If so, you do not want a iBook or any Power PC Mac.

    If I am misunderstanding your post, please clarify. You bought a Mini and are selling that?

    And you have to decide, which OS do you like? OSX or Windows?
    I love having iMovie and GarageBand and stuff because I make movie projects a lot, and the PowerPC is pretty fast for my needs. The netbook is a bit faster, and more stuff is compatible with Windows, but it's more hardware-straining, if that makes any sense.

    Should I just stay with Mac, or go into Windows? I'd prefer Mac just because of its great software library, but I'm not sure......

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    I had an iBook G4 that I sold for a netbook. To me, it wasn't a power issue; the iBook had more then enough. I just wanted something smaller then 12".

    If you're happy with the Mac Mini, the iBook will be great. But if you need a little extra juice and don't mind a smaller screen and Windows/Linux, the netbook would be the better option.
    "Your innocence is treasure, your innocence is death
    But your innocence is all I have"

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    Thanks guys,
    I've decided to go with a netbook. It's portable, has more compatibility, but I will miss having the iLife suite. Oh well, back to WMM and Audacity.

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