[rescue] Powermac G5 V.s. MacBook

Ian Finder 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.

- I

Sent from my iPhone

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  
> don't
> 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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