Regardless of the Adobe apps (which I simply must wait for), I'm reading too many "it doesn't work with the Intel Macs" stories on MacFixIt.com to buy one right at this moment. I'm in the market for a new iBook which I basically only use for Web surfing and writing, but I use Firefox, so even at that I'm still stuck waiting.<br><br>
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I'm surprised there's even much of a debate about update paths, particularly among professionals. There's one prudent path.<br><br>Wait till the IntelMac towers are announced, then buy the best G5 tower you can afford when Apple starts reducing the prices on them and are blowing old stock out of the inventory channels to make way for the new iron.<br><br>All the upcoming versions of the big-boy apps will be released as Universal binaries, and they'll work just fine on the G5, of course. Plus, all your other miscellaneous little apps that have become indispensible óbut which may not get ported as Universaló will still work.<br><br>Wait until the inevitable bugs get worked out of the first generation IntelMac tower hardware. And buy into the IntelMac a few years down the line when 2nd- or 3rd-generation systems are released.<br><br>
I'm in the market for an Intel iBook (or whatever they call it) and am willing to be an early adopter. But like you, I'm reading endless stories of people that are finding themselves SOL on quite a few apps. <br><br>
Funny on how when Jobs demos apps like CS running on Rosetta they just work.<br><br>However most consumers , like myself.<br>The iLife and iWorks is really all I need, in fact those are about all that I use now. So I could buy the first gen intels but I will wait till the first round of bug fixes come out maybe even hold out for the first revs.<br><br>
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