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"Until Apple reduce the cost of their hardware, this "switch" idea is useless."
@ The Pessimist
"No, that meant *CHEAPER*.
As in "less expensive for the equivalent machine".
As in "pay lot more just to have a little apple logo on your PC, but not the quality equivalent to a non-apple of the same price". "
Why do George Castanzas and Fred Sanfords continue to dominate these Mac articles? You poor homeless PC people with cable modems and 3.2GHZ P4s have nothing to contribute other than how Macs cost 1 billion dollars and how Apple died yesterday and you are telling us today. Maybe you guys should find jobs or refine your current PC skills so that you can differentiate yourself from the other 5 trillion MCSEs and MCPs and actually afford some of this hardware or take a financial managment class to learn how to manage what you got.
Apple is not in the econo-PC business, there are already plenty of those around so why insist on it, its not like you can afford it if they did have low cost Macs. You would start whining about how you can't build a Mac from stuff you find in the garbage, sewer, swamp or radioactive pond.
On the topic, I never knew someone who regretted switching but I would advise less lofty hardware if you are a new Mac user. That Powerbook G4 is slow and useless under MacOSX 10.0 and is tolerable in 10.1., 10.2 is much better in useability. I use a G4/466 at work and it runs fine for a lot of tasks despite being an old piece of hardware.