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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by The Mad Mule View Post
Sounds like you're buying it just because you can. Which is a horrible decision to make, especially in this case.
Yes.

One of my coworkers has an old dual-G4 that he bought way back when new. Cool machine., but hard to get rid of given the PPC CPUs.
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post #12 of 27
MAC's are only good for Video editing, and a system that old wouldn't even keep up with the PC your building. Don't get it!
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Too bad you're so far. I have an old comp you could have for 20 bucks to get you by. A 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4 with 1.3 Gigs of RAM (2x512mb and 2x128mb) and Windows XP. Keyboard, CRT monitor, speakers, all of it.
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post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by infamouslegend View Post
mac's are only good for video editing, and a system that old wouldn't even keep up with the pc your building. Don't get it!
this is a myth.
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post #15 of 27
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You guys forget ONE DAMN THING! I work in computer repair. And I need to familiarate myself with MAC OS. You PC fanboys despise me. I also want to get a MAC since my parents got rid of my old on.
post #16 of 27
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You guys forget ONE DAMN THING! I work in computer repair. And I need to familiarate myself with MAC OS. You PC fanboys despise me. I also want to get a MAC since my parents got rid of my old on.
What good is getting a PPC Mac that cannot run the latest software...or even the latest operating system? If you want to use an Apple OS machine, go to just about any university and you can use one for free for however long you want.

Granted you could run Debian PPC on a G4 or G5...would also be snappy.
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post #17 of 27
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What good is getting a PPC Mac that cannot run the latest software...or even the latest operating system?\\
This. It's like saying you're experienced with Windows when all you've used is Windows ME.
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post #18 of 27
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You guys forget ONE DAMN THING! I work in computer repair. And I need to familiarate myself with MAC OS. You PC fanboys despise me. I also want to get a MAC since my parents got rid of my old on.
The person whines about his lack of a Mac...yet we see his sig rig.... and wonder.
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post #19 of 27
Why not just get a cheap netbook or tablet

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post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
You guys forget ONE DAMN THING! I work in computer repair. And I need to familiarate myself with MAC OS. You PC fanboys despise me. I also want to get a MAC since my parents got rid of my old on.
Honestly there is no use trying to familiarize yourself with that old of a computer. Should really buy one newer than that (at least an Intel Mac). Something like http://cgi.ebay.com/Black-Macbook-In...#ht_936wt_1141 or http://cgi.ebay.com/13-3-Apple-MacBo...#ht_1294wt_907 would be much better for familiarizing yourself with the OS and still staying relatively cheap.
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