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View Poll Results: When will you switch to Macintel?
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Tomorrow 10 votes (20.83%)
When more stuff is Universal 13 votes (27.08%)
When almost everything is Universal 18 votes (37.50%)
Never! 7 votes (14.58%)
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When will you switch to Intel?
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Tuoder
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Mar 13, 2006, 08:58 AM
 
We all know that once you go mac, you never go back, but:

When will you get a Macintel?


Edit: I should have added an option for: when the model I want comes out

2nd Edit:
Originally Posted by D'Espice
Where's the "already did" button?
Shoulda done that, too.
( Last edited by Tuoder; Mar 13, 2006 at 01:15 PM. )
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 09:01 AM
 
Late. In 2 years or so.

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Mar 13, 2006, 09:02 AM
 
When my current machine is so outdated, that it hardly can be used for my tasks.


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Mar 13, 2006, 09:23 AM
 
Last week.®
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 09:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by euphras
When my current machine is so outdated, that it hardly can be used for my tasks.
Exactly... Although as I'm using a 500MHz G3 that day can't be all that far away
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 09:52 AM
 
when there's a core duo ibook

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Mar 13, 2006, 10:00 AM
 
When the new Pro towers come out.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:12 AM
 
I'll wait till my Dual 1.8 G5 no longer suits my needs. Which will most likely be a while.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:26 AM
 
Where's the "already did" button?
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:29 AM
 
I probably would have already bought an Intel Mac mini if the graphics didn't suck so much.

However, I probably won't switch my main machine (iMac G5) until much more stuff is universal, or there are good substitutes. Not much point in switching, if Photoshop is actually gonna run slower on the new machine, and Virtual PC (or a reasonable substitute) is unavailable.

I will consider switching my iBook sooner rather than later, but not if it gets a crapola GPU like the Mac mini.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:35 AM
 
When my powerbook starts to suck and bore me. Or when I have to test universal binaries.
Maybe when apple releases a so smart and sexy notebook that I cannot resist (Resisting the MacBook Pro is very easy for me).
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:35 AM
 
The day software starts becoming Intel only, or majorly un-optimised for PPC,
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:36 AM
 
Depends on a few things for me

1. It will probably be an Intel Powermac
2. I might wait for OS X 10.5 to be shipping, depends when that appears
3. Other stuff that is coming like Blu Ray drives etc.

Probably in about 9 months, so Christmas 06 or after the 07 January Macworld Stevenote. Maybe before then if the Powermacs are out and running ok.

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Mar 13, 2006, 10:38 AM
 
I chose tomorrow, because today, my Macbook Pro hasn't arrived yet – I hope it will tomorrow
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:38 AM
 
Probably around revision B of the 17" Mac Book Pro.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 10:55 AM
 
Well, if I buy an Intel laptop but keep using my G5 iMac, I'm not really switching, am I? So I'll be starting on Intel probably this spring or summer, switching to it when the G5 starts to seem pokey (hopefully I can hold out another ~2 years for a new desktop..)
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 11:00 AM
 
My current Mac gear is fine for some time.

However, my gaming PC is showing signs of aging (no pci-express) so if Apple comes out with a compact desktop machine which runs Windows apps, I might get one around the time UT2007 comes out. (UnrealED isn't available for Mac OS X).

I really don't enjoy maintaining a separate gaming PC, so I'm hoping for advances in Wine/VirtualPC or as a worst case scenario, booting Windows.

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Mar 13, 2006, 11:10 AM
 
I wont even consider it until ProTools goes universal. Looks like May will be the first update, I'll probably update in August after a few bug fixes.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 11:23 AM
 
Would like to see the majority of software be universal. Also would prefer to wait for Rev. B.

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Mar 13, 2006, 11:31 AM
 
I'm ready to switch now. Just waitin' on a less expensive Core Duo portable to replace my trusty TiBook.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 11:39 AM
 
When all games are Intel/UB so I don't have to wait for updates.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 12:12 PM
 
None of the above. My G5 will last for a while, and there's no compelling reason for me to switch. Ask again in 2 years.
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Mar 13, 2006, 12:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras
When my current machine is so outdated, that it hardly can be used for my tasks.
Bingo, so not anytime soon for me.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 12:59 PM
 
Nope, not gonna do it. No Intel for me, thanks.
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:00 PM
 
In maybe five years. I'm not exactly fond of early adoption.
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNStein
Nope, not gonna do it. No Intel for me, thanks.
So you're never gonna buy a Mac again?
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
So you're never gonna buy a Mac again?
If they stay with Intel, probably not.
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:09 PM
 
I'm going to wait for the Rev B Intel iMac and then I'll take the plunge. Many apps will be universal by then, and the iMac should be plenty powerful.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:13 PM
 
When my PPC PB 1.5 gets outdated, I'll switch.. I estimate that in at least 12-18 months.
Switched 7/7/05
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNStein
If they stay with Intel, probably not.
So what are you going to buy? Only AMD Windows/Linux machines from now on?
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNStein
If they stay with Intel, probably not.
Don't like AMD, either?
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 01:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
So what are you going to buy? Only AMD Windows/Linux machines from now on?
My next machine will likely be a multi-processor Opteron variant running a Linux distro.
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Mar 13, 2006, 02:45 PM
 
The poll needs another option: "when my upgrade cycle next requires it."

I can see my PowerBook lasting me at least another two years. I won't have any desire to buy a new Mac, Intel or not, until then.

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Mar 13, 2006, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras
When my current machine is so outdated, that it hardly can be used for my tasks.


I may hold out a little longer than usual... but I'm not avoiding the transition. From most reports, the transition has been going smoothly.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 03:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by euphras
When my current machine is so outdated, that it hardly can be used for my tasks.
Same, with some exceptions. First, my monitor is much older than my Mac and if it dies, I'm not sure if I'd buy a new monitor or just get an iMac. Second, if an iMac or mini Mac comes out with a built in high definition DVR capability, I may need to get that

The transition to Intel doesn't affect my plans so much. I'll upgrade when I feel I need to.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 03:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNStein
My next machine will likely be a multi-processor Opteron variant running a Linux distro.
Same here.

I may buy a Quad G5 after the Intel towers are released assuming I can get one for a good price. I'll stick with that for a while but once support starts to drop off I'll either be building an Opteron-or-future-equivelant box to run a Linux distribution or exploring another PowerPC platform like AmigaOne or Pegasos.

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Mar 13, 2006, 03:32 PM
 
I just switched from Intel to PPC, now I have to swith back?!?!
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Mar 13, 2006, 04:09 PM
 
Kinda off topic, but Intel and Universal Binaries. Do you think that all software will be Universal eventually, or will it eventually be Intel only?
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 04:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug Wanker
So you're never gonna buy a Mac again?
He's going to hack OS X to run on a Cell.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 04:18 PM
 
Whatever new portable Apple has out for the Fall 2006 quarter.
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Mar 13, 2006, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc
Kinda off topic, but Intel and Universal Binaries. Do you think that all software will be Universal eventually, or will it eventually be Intel only?
I think it will be Intel only.

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Mar 13, 2006, 04:24 PM
 
4-5 years I'm suspecting.

The new machines would have to be mega-compelling for me to switch,
and I'm not an early adopter these days.

I'd need - 200 tracks of simultaneous audio, 120 instrument plug-ins
with 64 voices per plug in, render a Seti @ Home block in under 10
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Mar 13, 2006, 04:50 PM
 
I'm just waiting for the iBook's successor. I will buy it, just praying that the top model will not have integrated graphics.
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by MindFad
When the new Pro towers come out.

Same here. (And Rev. B MBPs).
     
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Mar 13, 2006, 06:29 PM
 
I'm waiting for Pro towers + Photoshop.

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Mar 13, 2006, 07:16 PM
 
Waiting for Memrom Macbook Pros.
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Mar 13, 2006, 07:38 PM
 
When hell freezes over.

Uhm, no, wait ?

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Mar 13, 2006, 07:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck
When hell freezes over.

Uhm, no, wait ?

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Try again

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Originally Posted by Goldfinger
That wasn't funny.
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When Appel switches to AMD ?

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wow

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