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Ok, I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place but since Macs are now intel lol.
Macs are now Intel? Im not into Macs myself, but what happened?
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Macs are now Intel? Im not into Macs myself, but what happened?
Apple got smart and dumped that Power PC garbage.
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Macs are now Intel? Im not into Macs myself, but what happened?
They turned into garbage. Sure, for a while, they had something almost half decent - but their lineup is now populated with weak processors and inadequate video, all to run a bloated OS filled with dreck you can't shut off. Of course, Apple has done all kinds of other rip offs, like underpowered USB ports, feeble displays that "dither" the colours, and so on.

I used to be a Mac user, but those days have dissolved while Win7 has shown itself to be superior in pretty much all respects to OSX, especially when it comes to the relative lack of bloat, and the ability to run practical software that Win7 has.
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I've had several Macs over the years. As laptops, i'd take them and OS X over Windows any day. Battery live is longer the larger sizes (15+) than Windows counterparts. Simple proof: see how long Windows runs under boot camp on a Mac laptop compared to OS X. For desktops however, it's Windows and custom building all the way!
This is from a few pages back, but I just wanted to QFT.

I absolutely love my macbook pro, but if I was going to go with a desktop solution, I would build a PC on my own. With desktops, you can get so much more power than an iMac for cheaper. Sure it isn't as clean of a solution (not all in one), but in the long run, it is the smart thing to do.

Of course, if you want to go with an iMac, OSX is a wonderful operating system to use. Doesn't slow down over time like windows (because it doesn't use a registry).
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They turned into garbage. Sure, for a while, they had something almost half decent - but their lineup is now populated with weak processors and inadequate video, all to run a bloated OS filled with dreck you can't shut off. Of course, Apple has done all kinds of other rip offs, like underpowered USB ports, feeble displays that "dither" the colours, and so on.

I used to be a Mac user, but those days have dissolved while Win7 has shown itself to be superior in pretty much all respects to OSX, especially when it comes to the relative lack of bloat, and the ability to run practical software that Win7 has.
I'd argue that OS X runs better on lower-end hardware than Win7.
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I'd argue that OS X runs better on lower-end hardware than Win7.
Win7 runs well on my atom netbook with 1gb ram.
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Win7 runs well on my atom netbook with 1gb ram.
I had an old powerbook up until 6 months ago that had similar RAM and a much slower Power PC processor -- ran fine.
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I would cancel it if I were you.
http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

There will be an update in around a month with sandy bridge probaly.

MORE POWA LOL
I don't need more power lol. I wont be able to get a 27" i5 for £1300 on the new ones and I dont particullarly need the more power lol. An i5 W7 machine is enough for what I want to do, an i5 iMac is overkill lol.

Anyway, they are just rumours, but if its worth it then i'll upgrade
    
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Yay

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Awesome, congrats man. Now fire up the App Store and download Cinch.

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