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The announcement of the Intel switch sent us spinning. Developers rioted. The Mac devout were stunned. Then Steve said “It’s just a chip, and you can click these check boxes to build fat binaries” and things settled down a little. Except a few things are still […]

The announcement of the Intel switch sent us spinning. Developers rioted. The Mac devout were stunned. Then Steve said “It’s just a chip, and you can click these check boxes to build fat binaries” and things settled down a little.

Except a few things are still lacking on the Intel side of the house. I haven’t switched yet simply because I need a tower, which we know is coming and everyone seems to think it will come by year’s end. By that time there is a better chance that the apps I use every day will be offered up fat binary, which is another reason I’ve refrained from leaping over.

What about you? Why haven’t you got Intel Inside your Mac yet?

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  1. Because there are no choices. Personally I plan on using the next computer I get for pc/mac gaming so I want to get a pretty powerful setup.

  2. I want to put my G4 Quicksilver tower out to grass, and replace it with a Mac mini dual-core. However, I need a home Mac that can double up as a development Mac if my laptop is stolen or breaks, and I need to have mySQL and other software running the same versions as on my clients’ Macs. I’m not sure about that compatibility right now, so it looks like I’m stuck for a while. It’s also nice to wait a short while to see if anything breaks.

  3. Jason Terhorst Tuesday, April 18, 2006

    Why haven’t I bought an Intel Mac yet?

    One word: money.

  4. Because I can’t afford it. I’d buy one in an instant if I could sell my Powerbook. I know everyone’s heard horror stories about the Macbooks, but nobody I’ve talked to who has one has had any problems at all.

  5. I already bought one :)

  6. I am holding out for 12-13″ notebooks. I don’t want to carry 15″ laptops.

  7. My reason is the same as some of the others: money. I would love to have either a tower or a MacBook Pro. I do tech support for a guy who bought the IiMac though and I have to say that it looks to be a pretty good machine but as someone who has to worry about accurate colors I am still not sure that I am ready to use an LCD as my main display (I connect a CRT to my iBook). But mainly I want something that is either portable or upgradable. I would really love to see a lower-end Core Duo (maybe with a Core Quad option) powered tower. Something not quite as beefy or expensive as the PowerMac’s are but something with some upgradability and internal expansion options.

  8. Bought a MacBook to replace iBook for Photoshop and Dreamweaver development. It’s pretty slow on the Adobe suite. I’m dying for them to come out with the Universal editions.

  9. Lets see. In june I bought a 12″ powerbook. Then in July I bought a dual G5 tower… do the math! It will three years before i get intel’d. ;-)

  10. Money. Once I get enough cash I’ll be getting a mini :)

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