apples swich to intel

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  1. pianoman12

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    ok you all remember my Mac vs. Dell thread. Well I have more to ask. Sadly I found an apple store near me and the computer that I wanted transformed from the Mac mini to a emac then to the 12 inch ibook and finally to the 14 inch ibook g4. It seemed to be better than any dell laptop. It would be great for my photography and school. But as I checked it out more to make sure it was what I wanted I ran into this headline
    "Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006"


    I don't know what this means and I cannot seem to find a straight answer. Is this the end of Macs as we know it? Should I wait to buy a Mac? will they turn in to boxy ugly, virus getting, blue screen of death prone macines like dells? Looking at macs now they seem like a better choice for photo editing and such will they still be with intel? I need some other peoples opinion on this please
     
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    No, it's not the end. All it means is the processor will change. It will still be built to Apple's specs, just by someone else now. Go ahead and get the ibook.
     
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    The idea was to get a processor cabable of running higher speeds and the intel was the most econmical and practical solution. Its not the processor that will defeat the machine but the operating system. Everything should be fine the intel processor is a fine processor when not coupled with a microsoft operating system.

    Apple has already released kits to third party companies so they can program for both processors to not outdate older machines when they switch to the intels.
     
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    PLus it will make platforms between the two rivals easier to cope with.

    Did you see recently that IBM snatched up a patent on the click wheel that are on the Ipods. appanrently apple slipped on the renewal..it was among other specs waiting to be pateneted and IBM beat them to it. It's going to court and most expect apple to not have to pay anything to use but it adds another reason to hate bill gates aka the anti-christ. Many fear the death of the ipod. I hope not.
     
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    What does hating Microsoft have to do with IBM snatching a patent from Apple? You freak! :lol:
     
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    I know.. huh?
     
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    it is always microsoft's fault. the famous oxymoron, Microsoft works
     
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    I'm not very selective with my hatred Chase and you should know this by now...it's all the same slimey jellyfish...if one tenacle's sting pisses you off so do the others... and i meant to say MICROSOFT and not IBM snatched the patent. :mrgreen: here's the link ya smaata@@! (bad monkey!! baaaaad monkey!! chase sorry dood. he's been stirred up something fierce ever since the tacos last night)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050817...fQxVrIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

    it's been a long day so far and my monkey is beat.
     
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    I don't think apple has any worries as far as the Ipod is concerned in a legal battle. As for the death of the Ipod I dont want to see it die but it would be nice to see the price comparable to some of the other MP3 players out there that do the same thing for less.

    "Somebody tell Kermit (Bill Gates) his porks done."
     
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    As for picking a laptop... if you don't have a desktop machine to work from the powerbook may be a better investment. You can hook the powerbooks up via a DVI connector to a full size moniter and not stare at a tiny screen.

    Awesome computers you wont be disappointed in whatever you get... all good stuff
     
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    My truck wears the white apple sticker with pride.
     

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