[rescue] Powermac G5 V.s. MacBook

Brendan Shanks bkshanks at engineering.ucsb.edu
Tue Dec 9 19:57:23 CST 2008

On Dec 9, 2008, at 5:42 PM, Rick Hamell 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.

Leopard isn't supported on G3s, and I don't think it would even work  
if you hacked around the installer (since I see ppc7400 binaries all  
over the system). And, there's a good chance that Snow Leopard will  
dump PPC altogether. G5s are good machines, but I wouldn't expect to  
be running the latest software on it a year from now.

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