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  1. #1
    cyberphere
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    Question Powerbook and Windows
    I know that this question is not appropriate but is it posible to install Windows XP on Powerbook G4? I really like Apple's design and quality and I'm a proud user of 3G iPod but I really need windows XP for Autocad. Thanks for help

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    Cool
    You will need to get virtual pc with xp from m$. If you want xp on your powerbook.

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    Nope impossible.....You can use VirtualPC which is a Windows Emulator. It doesnt support 3D graphics yet
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

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    Cool
    My daughter is in the same situation. She needs to run AutoCAD, which does not run on Apple hardware. So I will have to buy her a PC laptop. Since I work for IBM, I guess I will be getting her a ThinkPad.

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    cyberphere
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    OK! Thanks for help

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    hey rman, how much do those thinkpads go for now a days? I think i'm going to need to buy a pc for myself for all of the autocad that i will be doing in the very near future.

    EY
    PowerBook G4. iLove it.

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    cyberphere
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    Can someone recomend a good 17" pc notebook?

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    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Cool
    I am looking at this one for my daughter.

    ThinkPad T41
    IBM Think Express Program
    * IBM Active Protection System: Airbag technology to help
    protect your ThinkPad!
    * IBM Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 - Strongest
    security as a standard feature (software download required)
    * Only 1" thin6 with a 4.5lb travel weight7
    Intel Centrino mobile technology
    - Pentium M processor 1.40GHz8
    - Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection 802.11b9
    14.1" XGA TFT display (1024x768)
    32MB ATI Mobility RADEON 7500 AGP 4X Graphics
    256MB DDR SDRAM
    40GB high speed hard drive (5400 RPM)
    UltrabayTM Slim CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo
    Integrated Gigabit Ethernet and modem
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    4.7 hr Li-Ion battery life
    IBM UltraNav - trackpoint and touchable
    Norton AntiVirus 2003 (OEM Edition)
    Lotus SmartSuite Millennium license
    1 yr system/battery limited warranty5

    Only $1,499

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    Cool
    I like the IBM airbag commerical.

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    StarManta
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    Is there no equivalent CAD software for Mac?

  11. #11
    cyberphere
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarManta
    Is there no equivalent CAD software for Mac?
    There is. Its called Archicad but i never worked on it and I made toolbars and blocks for Autocad and I'm not certan if that will work in Archicad

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