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Hi, I have an odd question. I have a hackintosh desktop witch is quite a capable machine (okok, 2.93 ghz p4 with 1.25gb ram) but I recently bought a macbook, and it's much faster than my my desktop on top of being portable. So it looks as though I'll be using pretty much only my laptop. Anyone has found a use for their desktop. I guess I could get a HDD and run timemachine on it, but other than folding proteins, is there any usefull it could do ?

 

PS, I do mostly audio work and my laptop plugs into my desktop's display and speakers (probably mouse and keyboard too)

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Well I'm not too sure what your question is but of course the MacBook is faster, it has a better processor and all its correct hardware components. But once you have a Mac you dont need another one. So there is no use for YOU to have a iHac, but for others its the only Mac they have so its a different story.

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Hi, I have an odd question. I have a hackintosh desktop witch is quite a capable machine (okok, 2.93 ghz p4 with 1.25gb ram) but I recently bought a macbook, and it's much faster than my my desktop on top of being portable. So it looks as though I'll be using pretty much only my laptop.

 

Keep it around. When a friend comes over and wants to surf the net, he can use it. I had as many and three friends come by and they wall wanted to surf the net, so I had one on a desktop system and other two on laptops.

 

My situation is opposite. I have a more powerful desktop and until recently, i only used it to play games. Now that I finally got it working with a dual boot between vista and osx86, it's actually great to use.

 

Honestly, if I had the money, I would have dumped the pc world and gone mac a long time ago.

 

My only true mac is an ibook which runs tiger and against vista, it boots up faster than vista and it's only a G3 600 Mhz and 640M. My desktop system has a Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 with 4GB 800 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM!

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Well, if both have wifi you can setup a small network and use the desktop as a file server and print server, so you can host important files on it (as a backup, for example) and print from wherever you are in the house, instead of being stuck to a single desk close to the printer.

 

And, of course, it would be always a spare computer. :D

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