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Message #1 - Posted 2007/05/27 - Ian McCall

Well, a spot of ebaying prolonged by a non-paying loon and -my- Power Mac is now somebody else's Power Mac.

That's the effective end of two things for me: one, it's the end of the PPC - we still have my daughter's G3 iMac but that's a learning rather than constant use machine. Two - for the first time ever I effectively don't have a desktop machine. There's a slight get-out here: we still have the Mac Mini, but it's sitting under the TV acting as a set-top box rather than as a main computer.

I've considered getting another desktop - 24" iMac perhaps, but I really don't have the need at the moment. In fact I'm currently paring kit down rather than bulking it up - even my beloved SE30 with CD-ROM and ethernet adapter has gone to the den of vice and inequity that is ebay, and I'm eyeing the Atari kit in the corner too. (C64 stays - emulation is one thing, but a genuine SID is something else).

So there we go - it's the Intel Inside, laptop-only life for me at the moment and I can see it staying that way for quite some time. Testament to the new machines really in that I whilst I could never have contemplated doing that with my PB 12"/dual 1.8 G5 set-up, as far as coping with 'just' a MacBook Pro is concerned I'm seeing benefits rather than trying to make allowances (though the machine does get docked occasionally - external screen, keyboard and mouse plugged in for a serious day's work).

Cheers,
Ian

Message #2 - Posted 2007/05/27 - Woody

Ian McCall wrote:

Well, a spot of ebaying prolonged by a non-paying loon and -my- Power Mac is now somebody else's Power Mac.

That's the effective end of two things for me: one, it's the end of the PPC - we still have my daughter's G3 iMac but that's a learning rather than constant use machine. Two - for the first time ever I effectively don't have a desktop machine.

Testament
to the new machines really in that I whilst I could never have contemplated doing that with my PB 12"/dual 1.8 G5 set-up, as far as coping with 'just' a MacBook Pro is concerned I'm seeing benefits rather than trying to make allowances (though the machine does get docked occasionally - external screen, keyboard and mouse plugged in for a serious day's work).

I guess so, although that is how my Mac owning life started, with a powerbook 160. It was great as it ran two screens and was about as fast as any of the desktop machines at the time, as well as having a decent battery life, and was really good for writing in the park, as you could turn the backlight off and the battery then lasted for ever.

I went to desktop machines later.

It is funny how things turn.

Woody

www.alienrat.com

Message #3 - Posted 2007/05/27 - PeterD

Ian McCall wrote:

the den of vice and inequity that is ebay

Oh, very good. Assuming it wasn't a tpyo.

Pd

Message #4 - Posted 2007/05/28 - Ian McCall

On 2007-05-27 22:15:15 +0100, PeterD said:

Ian McCall wrote:

the den of vice and inequity that is ebay

Oh, very good. Assuming it wasn't a tpyo.

<modest bow>. Nope, no typo.

Cheers,
Ian

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