Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 7:48 AM (in response to johnross1968)
I would not consider a PPC chipset for anything. Not worth spending a dime on. Go for Intel chipset or wait until you can afford it. Just my 2 cents. I'm sure others will find a way to convince you otherwise.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 7:51 AM (in response to johnross1968)
If money is not a problem, you would be better off purchasing the latest mac mini with all the latest feaures and functions. There is no LAN compatability issues with PCs. But my bet is that, over time, your whole house will become MAC, just like mine did!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 7:57 AM (in response to johnross1968)
I have seen some mac minis at newegg for about $200. Its a G4.
That's way too much, and I wouldn't pay anything for a G4 mini.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2011 12:08 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I'm with Linc -- look on ebay, and you should be able to get an intel model (2006 and later) mini for like $200-$300.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 3:58 AM (in response to johnross1968)
I agree with the others, avoid PPC like the plague!
Can I create Apps for my iPod touch (I know some programming but not a lot) for personal use.
There is a good and bad in this respect. The good is that the tools
(Xcode) are free and you can simulate your code on the computer.
The bad is that in order to get that additional drivers and code that
allows you to download your work to your iPod, it will cost you $99
to become a developer.
What is the expandability like? Can I use my USB external hard drives on a mac mini or do Apple computers need Apple external hard drives?
What about Monitors? Do I need an Apple Monitor or will my current ones work?
Will my mac mini play nice with my PCs as far as sharing the internet and suh...and can I share files from one to the other (Mostly movies and such)
You can use USB hard drives, USB flash sticks etc.
I would suggest getting external drives equipt with Firewire
as they are faster than USB. As far as monitors, any should
work, but depending on the Mini you purchase you will need
an appropriate adapter. As far as file sharing, should be no
more a problem then file sharing in Windows.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 8:18 AM (in response to johnross1968)
Thank you all for your responces.
I will check out Ebay for a newer Apple.
Im already looking there for an iPad (iPad 1 unfortunatly $$ is an issue at this point) and I already have an iPod touch (i have to upgrade that soon mine is a 2gen so no airplay for me....plus if I get the newer one maybe I can figure a way to get Siri to talk dirty to me...j/k)
Now if Apple would just put a little beeper onto the nano I would buy that as a watch and have a whole set of Apple things.....Cept the iPhone...I perfer not having a phone and having some privacy in my life
So to recap......
Dont get the older model Apple desktops...get an Intell Apple...
Buy it from Ebay...
I can use my own extras (keyboard mouse external hard drives ect)
To make programs I need to pay the $99 developer fee
Again thanks for the advice....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to johnross1968)
I already have an iPod touch (i have to upgrade that soon mine is a 2gen so no airplay for me....plus if I get the newer one maybe I can figure a way to get Siri to talk dirty to me...j/k)
Nope. Siri is only available on the iPhone 4s at this time
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to johnross1968)
I have been using Apple products for a few years (iPods, iPads, ect), but I have just made the switch to Mac! I made this switch for a few reasons. One, within a year of getting a PC, they would self destruct someway, somehow. Having used iPhone and iPad for quite a while, I saw that Apple prosessors seem to operate faster the the PC. Now I am happy to be a Mac owner!