I even find that my 12" iBook isn't much slower than the 1.67GHz Powerbook I owned and cost less than half the price! I think it just comes down to what you're using it for.plinkoman said:yes, I am perfectly happy with PPC; why wouldn't I be? I don't care what benchmarks you want to show me, the truth is my PowerBook is not that much slower than a core duo. for everyday tasks it is unnoticeable, and for photoshop, mine is still faster.
It seems like it, but it isn't0010101 said:From what I understand, the transition to Intel chips has been smoother, but not all 'top tier' applications have been ported to 'native' Intel code, meaning you have to use 'Rosetta' which seems, at least in my mind, a 21st century way of saying 'emulation' mode.
Wheeeeeeeee! *splat*tristan said:The five most evil words ever written: "It runs fine in Rosetta". If anybody says that to me, I'll toss them off my balcony.
As I said, it's not emulation, it's translation. This is a very important distinction, which puts the PPC-to-Intel switch in an entirely different world to the 68k-to-PPC switch. The only noticeable sign that it's running as a translated process is above-usual memory use and an increased startup time (this startup delay is not reflected in normal use of the applications - responses once using the program are instantaneous.)No, I'm not particularly happy with the stone-age architecture that is the PBG4, but I'd have to be crazier than son of sam to buy new hardware to run old software in emulation.
This might make you want to scrape up my remains and throw me from your balcony once more (just to make sure), but I'm a heavy user of Office and it honestly does run fine in Rosetta. The Adobe apps I have no direct experience with and so I won't comment.Office and Adobe are the major missing pieces, so when those get new Universal versions, that's when I will consider the Intel platform.
Even though it's over a year old, my mini still performs just as well as it did the day I got it. Even if I had an intel mini, it would still be doing the same exact stuff, just with 10.4 instead of 10.3.BoA* said:Are you still happy with PPC?