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Thinking About iBook G4 As Second Machine: Questions

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Thinking About iBook G4 As Second Machine: Questions Reply with quote

I'm concerned with what is going to happen when Leopard is released, with regards to G4 and Intel machines. I know that Apple will not drop support for the PPC platform in Leopard, as that would mean the genocide of a lot of still-great machines, but will they release Leopard as one version? Or will there be an Intel upgrade, and a PPC upgrade? It would really suck to have to buy two copies of Leopard if I purchase an iBook.

I used to borrow a 14" iBook G4 from a friend of mine to mess around with; other than pitiful video encoding performance (Handbrake managed to take 2 hours to rip a 1 hour 45 minute video from DVD to iPod format) it was a great machine. I would only be using it for portable WiFi access, and for writing with Pages, so I can't really justify buying a portable as powerful as my desktop system (the Mini).

Any opinions/suggestions?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you are referring to if you buy the family pack? (cuz, if you buy one copy of Leopard, it is for ONE MACHINE!) Smile

Regardless, the off-the-shelf version of Leopard will most certainly be for both architectures. To do anything else would ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree...

Cuts down production/packaging costs, etc. Also, making separate versions would be silly...most folks that buy the Family Pack will probably have a mix of PowerPC and Intel Macs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2p:

not to support the G4 chip with leopard would be madness, Apple will definitely make 10.5 compatible imho. I have read however that the G3 may not be supported. I would stress that - like almost all pre release info on apple stuff - this is only a rumour and I hope it's not true, but you can kinda see the logic in it.
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