G4 PM discontinued

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jxyama, Jun 10, 2004.

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    jxyama

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    if you need OS 9, better act quickly...

    http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/2004/06/09/apple/index.php?redirect=1086765595000

    everything except the last blurb is not news. but the last part of the article states:

     
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    As long as its not a PB

    I think it was time for the G4 PM to retire and like the title says, as long as its not the G4 PB I don't care. Although, the day will eventually come when the G4 PB can be found for 300.00 on ebay and Apple won't manafacture them anymore. Hard to think of that day. I will be ok :(
     
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    Moxiemike

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    How about a single 1.6ghz g5 for $1499??
     
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    alexf

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    It's now $1599 at the Apple store, and even less for refurb.
     
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    quagmire

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    The key word in the article was single processor. The dual G4's are still in production. So if you want a single PM G4 get it now. If you want a dual G4 you have time. Probably with the next G5 revision we will see the whole PM G4 line shut down.
     
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    nsb3000

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    This is big news. Nobody buys a New Power mac G4 because it only has one processor, they buy it because it can boot into OS 9. There is an ever shrinking minority of people who need this, but for those that do, this will be missed.
     
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    QCassidy352

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    from the article:
    "MacCentral confirmed that this applies to all Power Mac G4 models."

    "all" would have to mean the duals as well, no?
     
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    musicpyrite

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    *sigh*......

    Frankly I really miss OS 9. Everything in X is all colorful and pretty and has lots of eyecandy. 9 had straight lines, no eyecandy. If it haden't been for OS 9, I would by typing this to you on a Widows machine.


    I'm really going to miss OS 9. :(
     
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    Finiksa

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    Screw OS 9, I hated that ugly grey sterile interface. If not for OS X I'd be using a Windows machine today, I'm glad 9 is dead.
     
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    johnnyjibbs

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    Yes, Dual G4s are still available so this is not a big deal. Why buy a single G4 PowerMac apart from OS 9? Just get an eMac. To be honest, I don't know why anyone would need to buy a new machine just to run OS 9 - everything now just about is available on OS X - and OS 9 is ugly and so Windows 3.1.

    If it were'nt for OS X, I would have NEVER switched to Mac.
     
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    johnnyjibbs

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    G4 PowerBooks will only retire when G5 PowerBooks come out. Don't worry. That's silly. Otherwise there would be no PowerBooks.
     

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