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Old 01-18-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default migrating to apple G4 vs pentium M

I looking to purchace a new laptop and apple seems to have nice equipment but I'm unfimilar with mac and apple pruducts. what are the pros /cons of making the switch from an IBM compatible. Thanks

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Old 01-18-2006, 10:56 PM   #2
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Most games will not work with the Mac OS, and most software as well.

But you do get a stable OS, and a sleek computer.
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well, about 90% of software, programs, etc. is all made to run on windows, so you'll have some issues with compabtility. Very fews will run, although I did see some mac games, like games made especially for mac out in some store. Controls are different, like ctrl + a isn't the same thing on a mac, etc. Different interface will be there. Pretty secure though, and excellent os, the os x. As long as you aren't an extreme gamer, you shouldn't have a problem changing...
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I will need to purchase all new software ..for example office 2003 most likley. Is it safe to say none of the IBM software will not work?
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Whoa... double negative. lol. You'll have to try it on the OS... I've never tried using IBM software on a mac...
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Default Re: migrating to apple G4 vs pentium M

there is a version of MS office for the Mac...

though here is the problem...

firstly you'll have to re-purchase your applications.
secondly a lot of applications written for PC don't work all that well on a Mac, (office is a great example).

Games isn't such an issue... if a game is open GL based then there is a chance it'll be mac compatible... but if it's directX then you can immediatly forget about it!!!
the trouble is a lot of games, even though they could be ported to a mac, it's just not worth the manufacturers time to port it...
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