[rescue] Powermac G5 V.s. MacBook
ian.finder at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 19:54:41 CST 2008
Leopard needs a G4 greater than 867mhz to run, actually, and even then
it's poorly optimized for ppc compared to earlier systems- as the
owner of the best and last PowerBook released before the MacBook pros,
I'll attest it runs like a dog with a broken leg.
I don't deny the 2x G5 platform is still an extremely capable setup,
but I fear it may have an artificially shortened lifespan-- especially
as we're nearing the end of the time PPC support was promised, and
software (iPhone SDK for instance) is beginning to drop ppc support
with little justification.
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On Dec 9, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Rick Hamell <hamellr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ian Finder wrote:
>> What about support for newer OSes and apps? I'm a ppc fan as much as
>> anyone else but apple is about to shit-house the support for our
>> perfectly decent hardware- shouldn't that factor into your decision?
> Since Leopard still runs on iBook G3s that are what 8 years old, I
> see that being much of a problem. The G5 PowerMac is still a powerful
> work beast of a machine and is actually in high demand by corporations
> that can't migrate to Leopard yet.
> Rick Hamell
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