macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Mar 1, 2005
in the internet

I do not have a mac, but everyone tells me they're great, however I am thinking of buying a powermac, but apple seems to never change their prices. Also, i know the DL superdrive will be coming out soon, but i am afraid to switch to mac because of lack of support and when i called them their customer service didnt seem great. The thing i am most concerned about is COMPATIBILITY and also, i dont want to buy one if tiger is going to be coming out soon. Does anyone know the exact date for tiger?

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
Switch -- yes.

Tiger will be out within the 16-18 weeks (so Apple say) :eek: :D

Apple do change their prices: there were reductions across the PM line just recently.

Don't count on DL drives: better to install your own or get an external.


Moderator emeritus
Mar 16, 2004
Andover, MA
When you say "compatibility", what do you mean exactly? MS Office? Because there's no problem there. Browsing? No problems except with ActiveX, which won't work on non-Windows PCs. Games? Many are out on both platforms, many aren't.


macrumors 65816
Oct 19, 2003
that town east of ann arbor
apples new powerbook line is actually in a good price range for what it used to be. and they are offering a lower end single processor powermac G5 for $1499. make sure you check out the apple store with the red SALE sticker. you'll find the best refurb prices on there. you can always go eBay or get a mac mini too. if you have any questions, just post them and everyone will have a different answer :eek:

personally, i feel they will update the powermac line soon at wwdc or paris, and the current models should see a price drop from refurb resellers. when it comes to DL superdrives, you may still need to wait for these new models to spawn.


Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
Portland, OR
Dual Layer burning isn't supported within the built-in burning software anyway.. so those of us who DO have SuperDrives (me: DVR-108) that support DL burning have to rely on Toast to make it so.

Whether you switch or not is up to you. Research your ass off before you spend that kinda money.
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