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    Ok, starting college next year and...I need a Mac (based of the fields of study that I am going into AND the fact that they are far superior to pc's in these fields as well as the fact I want one).

    So, I was thinking that since the new Mactel's weren't as fast as they were supposed to be (although no doubt those problems will be worked out eventually) and the high likelihood that Apple will still support the PPC software lines for years to come I was going to purchase a souped up iBook G4.

    However, the graphics card is a let down for me (32MB video memory is no good) and I don't have the money to buy one of the more powerful ones.

    I have a Linux based PC right now that has outstading specs and can do anything I need it too, but I am not going to be able to carry this thing around...

    So, then I started considering one of the new iMac's, but that is also a desktop. Blah.

    What should I do?

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    sell the linux pc and buy a macbook pro or a powerbook.
    just my 2 cents.. because you wont' really need the pc any more once you have a macbook or powerbook.
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    If Linux is working for you, then I would just get one of the 15.4in widescreen Compaq laptops with the 128mb X700 for under $100, then put Linux on it.

    What field are you going into?

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    Something involving art I know that much, even if it ranges from Architecture to Graphic design. I wouldn't have though architects would use Mac's because of AutoCAD or whatever not being supported although apparantly Mac's are huge in that field.

    Anyways, I unfortunately don't have the time to devote to getting programs that will be required to run under Linux. I wonder whereabouts I could sell my desktop...

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    Sep 30, 2004
    You can sell anything on Ebay.

    I would wait will you get to school and know the specific programs you are going to be using for your curriculum. Just because Apple is sometimes seen as "better" at certain thing, doesn't necessarily mean a school will use it.

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    True, but I know the school(s) use it because it says that they are heavily oriented in the Macintosh computers (it's a recommended for the programs).

    How much do you think I could get for:

    DFI Lan Party 250GB UT
    AMD Athlon 3000+ 64-Bit (754)
    1GB PC3200 Pqi
    60 GB 7200 RPM HDD
    256MB nvidia GeForce 6800 GT
    16x DVD-Rom
    48x CD-RW
    Soundblaser Audigy 5.1

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