Originally posted by Relic
Not so harsh really, the G4 just isnt competitive in terms of speed anymore. In fact Ill even go, as far as to say I think G4s are slower then molasses on a cold winter morning; wait, wait I should rephrase that, its slow with OSX. If your happy with the performance fine, nothing to say more but my money is going to a Centrino processor notebook with or without Apples help. These miniscule G4 updates are a joke and a waste of my money. I rather be buried up to my neck next to a ant hill before I lay down one more cent for a G4 anything Apple. G4, DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE already.
Ok, maybe this was a little over the top but its been a while since I posted due to a lack of anything worth mentioning about Apple. Until they come out with a worthy update to the iBook or Powerbook its just one big yawn.
Relic: takes of Troll boots and goes back to his daily Pron regiment.
you know, i agree in terms of -performance- and -value-for-money- the g4 is on it's way out.
looking at it as a consumer platform and initial switcher platform, it's swan song, its last 6-12 months, it will be laid to rest peacefully.
i'm on an iBook g4 933mhz 10.4.2 640mb ram, modded with 5400rpm drive and screen spanning hack, ati overclocked 20% core, 10% mem. running multiple applications, organising my stuff, listening to music at the same time, i'm enjoying myself.
i'm not really into games, just don't have time to sit down for hours at a stretch fraggin, though there's nothing wrong with that once in a while. but with the PS3 and such things round the corner, gaming on Mac is well, not a priority. it's weird that we use these pretty little computers for serious work, huh?
also i got an old Pentium2-333mhz with windoze 2000 as my bitTorrent slave
i'm not going to demean my mac with all that azureus stuff running in the background clogging it up
i will NOT buy another g4. i'm looking at a iMac g5 17" 1.8ghz for value for money. got my tax refund.... YEAHH !!.... but temperature wise, i really dont know. on "better performance" energy settings, temperatures are showing 130degrees F on average on this sub-1ghz g4. it doesn't help that i am in a place that is 90-95 deg F all year round
i'm gonna go hang out at the PC overclocker places in this town and see what is up with say two large (removable!!) liquid cooling or somethin' heat blocks to place on the back of the iMac g5. this along with a table fan (to keep mySELF cool as well) will be superb for some awesome G5, ATi 9600, and HDTV 720p action
i'm damn lucky i'm in a part-time job now that doesn't require a powerbook, an iBook with 512mb ram is enough.
now how should i spend my $2000 AUD
well, toodles and poodles,
you gotta wear the Troll boots every now and then... as long as you're not extremeTroll like that RealityCheck dude on macObserver, its all cool mate