Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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malxau
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2005-12-04

IMHO the last PPC Mac shipped around 6 years ago - personally I think that is pretty damn good in my books; at some point one has to throw in the towel and say, "yeap, I've gotten good mileage out of the machine".


Personally I bought an iMac G5 right at the end of the PPC iMac's life. I don't feel like I got good mileage from the machine; actually it feels terrible. Almost overnight the platform became neglected. Leopard was frustratingly slow on it, many app developers shunned it quickly, and apps tended to depend on the CPU performance of Intel so even apps that "ran" didn't work well.

I bought a PC six months earlier, and I'm still using it. I even upgraded it to Win7, and it's working fine. The G5 is gathering dust.

I know, I shouldn't expect so much from Apple. But, particularly since the machine was expensive (Apple tax + integrated monitor etc made it the most expensive computer I've ever bought), it definitely left a sour taste and makes me think twice before getting Apple gear again.

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