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Would you buy a Apple Mactel?


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Yes, of course!
I cant wait to get my hands on a faster PowerBook. :unsure:

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Uh... no.

Apple, with iPod sales, could probably manage on the few dedicated users they have. The Mac is not going to be ANY different aside from being somewhat faster at the same price and Windows dualboot capability.

I repeat: Jobs DID NOT switch so he could put OSX on Dell machines. He switched because PPC just wasn't as well supported *cough*funded*cough* as x86.

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yeah i know that's not his intention but that's what will happen and he will be royally screwed you'll see, prolly he will keep his dumb zealot fan boyish base but i'm not sure about that too we'll see.

You are right on the fact that ipod sales can save his hw division but if he thinks that he's going to increase his market share and sell more machines he's dumb wrong.

Now all he got is his OS , i don't see any reason why i would want to buy an overpriced shiny case with average standard pc parts when i can build one myself much better cheaper and still able to run osx

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You might not, but the people who buy iPods do. It's all about how it looks and feels. There are cheaper MP3 players with superior feature sets that have less than 1% of the market. You forget that the majority of computer users are ignorant. No one's going to wait 10 hours for a torrent that's been patched that much. No one is going to download a Livelinux or use arcane dd commands that could easily screw things up.

I admire the work done here, but it will be much harder to patch OSX Leopard (and probably Tiger Final, too).

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It is hard to believe, but I hate Windows. Many people do not understand the beauty of UNIX / LINUX, I have not really trusted MacOS until I have used it myself. I like it... it is very nice, and works very well in my opinion.

I would probably get a mactel, but I might be more tempted to just build my own computer (my own mini), with a TV-Out type of card, and 2 gigs of RAM, and have myself my own little media center... but in the end, I would say yes, I would probably buy a mini, mainly because of their size and everything... but they need larger harddrives... and TV tuners... then they would be complete.

Basically, I am at the point where I need to buy something - either a new wifi card for my laptop, or an iBook... I need a new desktop next year, and if they have some good macs around for this holiday season, I would get it... but I would also want the system disks... so erm... I could... run the newest version on my laptop (if crack is available)

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My iBook came with System CDs and App Restore CDs. I'm pretty sure they still include them. If you're planning on using those CDs, they won't work on Intel, and Leopard is still a few months away.

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I would switch to a MAC with a INTEL CPU any day of the week. Miss my Os 7 :blink:

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I will most likely buy an Intel-based iBook for my wife when they release one.

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I will most likely buy an Intel-based iBook for my wife when they release one.


IF they can dual-boot Windows, then I can see us replacing a LOT of our HP/Compaq PCs here at work with them. And if OSx86 IS released for use on non-Apple PCs, then it will certainly be being dual-booted on a large number of our machines.

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The Macintels will dualboot Windows; Apple isn't going to stop anyone. The TPM works to prevent leaks out, not the other way around. This, combined with Darwine functional, is going to allow Mac purchases to be workable for some people.

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the same: if it boots windows/linux/mac, i'll buy one.

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i don't think i will buy the osx computer

i have used the osx for a week now and when i compare it to windows xp i am not shure osx is for me

osx look great with the nice icons and animations, but i miss some things

i mis the windows start bar to launch applications fast

i miss the windows taskbar, it may not look as good as the osx one , but it is faster to work with

and i miss using keyboard commands like ctrl copy

i also have the feeling that windows xp is a faster os compared to osx

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dear god. i registered just to reply to this.

the combination of the dock & the apple menu offers much faster application & system configuration than the windows start menu does. just add shortcuts to the dock, or indeed to the apple menu (via a haxie - www.haxies.com).

as others have said, expose is a more efficient means of task selection. multiple windows of the same application can be SEEN and easily indentified, as opposed to churning through dozens of tiny taskbar buttons. the animations you see when you minimize a window are NOT just eye candy - they show you exactly where the window is sent on the dock. and of course, dont forget alt+tab.

you miss commands like ctrl+copy? these are all present in os x! how its translated to osx86 i dont know, but its just as simple as windows, apple+c for copy, apple+v to paste, etc etc etc. you really ought to test things a bit more before trolling.

in regards to windows xp being faster than os x, that all comes down to your hardware, and apparently the proper release of osx86 will be faster than the ppc versions we see now.

rant over.


personally im both happy and sad about the mactel platform, sad because i coughed up for both a powerbook and a g5 just weeks before the move was announced, but happy to see the possibilities this new move will bring. i'd buy one, perhaps a later revision, when my current macs are really, really outdated.

toodle pip! :D

If launching applications from the Dock icons doesn't suit you, try dragging your Applications folder to the right of the Dock (next to the Trash). Click and hold for a pop-up hierarchical view of your Applications folder.


blimey govenor! i never knew that! thanks a lot :lol:

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the same: if it boots windows/linux/mac, i'll buy one.


It will. Jobs has said so and their recent Patent application says so.

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I will definettaly buy one of these bad boys, lol, just because I have wanted a mac for so long, and at 17 years old, I have never really had the money (I don't want any mac mini shiat, I want a full blown desktop..) But buy the time they come out, I should/will have enough money to get one thanks to my ol' game company ( www.bbi-games.com ) :( :)





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