iMac 1.83 core duo life expectancy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mshuk, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. mshuk macrumors newbie

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    We have a iMac 1.83 core duo, 2MB ram. It is our first mac & we are very happy with it running snow leopard. Unfortunately I gather I will not be able to upgrade to Lion as the imac is core duo. We cannot afford a new mac at the moment. How long will our imac be officially supported? Can we still use it after it is no longer officially supported maybe using the browser icab?

    I thought one not so nice option would be to dual boot with win 7 business as is supported until 2020, this way I could still use itunes, 1Password,etc (My wife also does online exam marking & has to use windows, old xp thinkpad at the moment, end life 2014, so we will always need a supported copy of windows). This way we could continue to use all the mac software we love, iphoto, fission, toast etc that make using a mac the best! Linux is not an option as we us itunes to organise music on our ipod.

    Any advice is appreciated!

    mshuk
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    The software you are currently using will not suddenly stop working just because Lion is released.
     

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