I still have a Quad core G5 2.5 GHz machine in use. It is still plenty fast for everyday use. The big minus is software that is stuck in a time warp. Plus the fact it eats up so much electricity.Originally Posted by DizZz
Yes in 2005 PPC might have outperformed x86, but comparing PPC and x86 today, PPC is slower in an order of magnitude since hardware has advanced dramatically. I get what you are saying but I think you are living in the past, trying to hold on to something that is obsolete. I agree that Apple has lost their way and deviated far from the core principles on what made them so successful but you can't deny the power of the current macs, even if they are overpriced.
What irritates me most about Apple is not the hardware transition, but rather the software. I feel like Apple developers have moved away from being innovative UNIX engineers, who designed sleek, efficient, and intuitive operating systems to adding "fluff" (bloat) in each progressive update. These new "features" are generally useless and detract from both the experience and performance of computing. Apple clearly no longer cares about innovation, since they are purely producing products that sell, that attract the largest number of customers. This mentality has driven the old die hard's away, but ushered in a new and more profitable framework.
The Apple that we used to love is no longer around and we cannot keep looking back if we want to move forward so please stop trying to prove PPC is better than x86 because it clearly is not anymore.
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