iMac 1.83 core duo life expectancy?

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

  1. mshuk macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    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!

  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    The software you are currently using will not suddenly stop working just because Lion is released.

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