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Old 10-27-2007, 12:43 AM
 
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Leopard's out!

Anyone have it yet? I heard it's awesome!
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:44 PM
 
Location: California
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I have an iMac with OS X tiger, but no money for Leopard.
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Old 10-29-2007, 06:05 PM
 
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I am a longtime OS X / Powerbook user (since 10.1) who is thinking about going back to Windows for my next machine (Thinkpad T60). I love the Mac but unfortunately I need a true workhorse which meets my needs a bit better (software developement in C# / ASP.NET). I've toyed with the idea of dual-booting into Windows via Bootcamp... but that's an expensive way to go.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I am a longtime OS X / Powerbook user (since 10.1) who is thinking about going back to Windows for my next machine (Thinkpad T60). I love the Mac but unfortunately I need a true workhorse which meets my needs a bit better (software developement in C# / ASP.NET). I've toyed with the idea of dual-booting into Windows via Bootcamp... but that's an expensive way to go.
You Mean True Corporate Workhorse, especially for .NET...

Use Java and Open Source, and keep the Mac IMO .
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I love my Mac, but it appears I am behind all of you with 10.2.8.

Mac is recommending I buy a new laptop (presently have titanium G4), but money is an issue.

Should I go with a 10.3 or higher upgrade?
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I love my Mac, but it appears I am behind all of you with 10.2.8.

Mac is recommending I buy a new laptop (presently have titanium G4), but money is an issue.

Should I go with a 10.3 or higher upgrade?
I have no idea if 10.3 will be a big improvement over 10.2 on a G4. If it's working fine, I would leave it alone. Keep in mind that a Mac Mini plus a keyboard, mouse, and screen can be had for under $1,000. If you already have a LCD screen with the right jack in the back, then it could be much cheaper.

Take a look:
The Apple Store (U.S.) - Mac mini
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Ray brings a good idea, mac mini. Another suggestion, I would offer is to take a gander at refurbed iMac - such can be had for decent reasonable price, including the latest OS [Leopard], iLife, etc. 17" for ~$850, 20" for ~$1100; and if desire portable, a MacBook for $950 to $1300 are offered. And mac mini's are available too, $480 to $680. Good luck
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Ray brings a good idea, mac mini. Another suggestion, I would offer is to take a gander at refurbed iMac - such can be had for decent reasonable price, including the latest OS [Leopard], iLife, etc. 17" for ~$850, 20" for ~$1100; and if desire portable, a MacBook for $950 to $1300 are offered. And mac mini's are available too, $480 to $680. Good luck
I forgot about refurbished Mac's. Apple does sell new refurbished Mac's with with the one-year warranty.
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks for the recommendations. As the owner of a G3 and a G4, both laptops, I am very reluctant to buy another one now. But, your suggestions are worth exploring.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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Thanks for the recommendations. As the owner of a G3 and a G4, both laptops, I am very reluctant to buy another one now. But, your suggestions are worth exploring.
Man, Macs might be expensive, but they are worth every penny!

I have a macbook pro, that I bought this year I use it for music production and it's a powerhouse, I never had a computer that didn't let me down, usually most start complaining when the track is about 50% completion and you need to convert your MIDI channels and FX channels to digital audio, with this puter I can finish an entire track just with MIDI, simply awesome!!

I've tried to do it on PC's with vista and similar specs than mine, but they fall short about 80% of the track I guess that it is because Vista, although pretty is a resource leech.
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