Originally Posted by canman4PM
Ya, but at only 30 bucks a throw, every year-year and a half, to upgrade...[COLOR="#808080"]
Only if you're machine supports the newest OS. Some of us are still using 32bit C2D machines (which won't work for Mountain Lion). To be clear, I'm NOT crying & saying Apple should support older OS' forever...
Fair enough. But for me, it's only been in the last year that the cheapest iMac available was better than my (now) 4 year old machine. She's a 24" with 2.8Ghz Core2 Duo, 4GB ram and a 1TB drive. I'm assuming this machine they sold last year (the last Core2 Duo 21.5" with almost the same specs as mine) will still be OS-upgradable for another couple of years at least and therefore so should mine. After that, the last OS I can
upgrade to will still be supported for a couple of years beyond that. I'm thinking that by the time my iMac is no longer supported by any new OS (nevermind the 4 or so years hangtime of the last OS I'll be able to get), i'll be more
than ready to upgrade to a new unit and let the kids wreck the old one.