OT -- Mac OSX or Classic?

SimPLsol at aol.com SimPLsol at aol.com
Tue Jan 25 12:50:27 EST 2005


Nicolas,
     Apple has not shipped a computer that will boot into OS 9 for over a 
year. At some point in the not too distant future they will no longer support the 
use of OS 9 Classic inside of OS X.
     All of the new Apple applications (iTunes, iPhoto, Pages, Keynote, etc.) 
are OS X only.
     Somewhere between 10.2 and 10.3, OS X became a better OS than OS 9.
     If money is a concern (and when is it not) I'd suggest the eMac. It has 
proven to be a solid computer with a good built-in monitor and ample external 
expansion. By the time you would add monitor, keyboard and mouse to a Mac 
mini, you would have the price of an eMac - but the eMac has two RAM slots 
(instead of the mini's one) and a larger, faster 3 1/2 inch hard drive (instead of a 
laptop-sized 2 1/2). If you go the eMac route, I'd   suggest getting the 
tilt/swivel stand for it - not only does this let you position the monitor more 
accurately and easily, it also frees up some desk space because the stand takes 
up less space than the computer.
Paul Looney


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