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I have a fast pc should I change and buy a mac


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brewey

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HI guys

I have a PC but thinking of getting a mac I will let you no of the specs the mac has and PC I have got
and let me no if I should move form the PC
the mac going to cost me $1285 Aus
and can you tell me is the mac a mac pro 64bit
and can I put my vista on it to 64bit
and can I transfer my vista photo and video and more on to the apple


THE PC:
vista Ultimate 64bit
INTEL CORE 2DUO: E6850 3.00GB
4GB RAM
VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 3870 512ram
4: hard drive
and to 18x dvd burners


the apple I thinking of getting is

Apple Power Mac G5 with 2.0GHz DP
Apple Power Macintosh 2.0 DP
Technical Specifications
G5 Processor: Dual 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 ( 2x 2.0GHz)
System Memory: 2GB DDR RAM ( 2x 1GB) Max Support 8GB
Graphic Card: (8xAGP) Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB DDR Dual DVI
Hard Drive: 1600GB (SATA)
Optical Drive: SuperDrive ( DVD+/-RW)
PCI Slot: 3x open full-length PCI-X slots: 1x 133MHz, 64-bit slot & 1x 100MHz, 64-bit slots
Expansion: 1x FireWire 800 port, 2x FireWire 400 ports (one on front); 3x USB 2.0 ports (one on front), 2x USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); AGP 8X Pro slot with graphics card installed
Bays: 2x internal hard drive bays ; 1x optical drive bay
Networking: Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem
Wireless: AirPort Extreme ready (based on 802.11g specification; IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi certified) (2); Bluetooth option
Audio: Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog audio input, analog audio output, front headphone minijack and speaker
Operation System: currently running 10.5 Leopard
Software: iLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD and GarageBand), Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test drive, Address Book, QuickTime, iSync, iCal, DVD Playerand more software


so will it be better if I will selling the PC and get the apple to do video and photo and more let me no ASP

Edited by brewey, 20 April 2008 - 08:41 AM.

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Since you already have a "fast PC", you are in the enviable position of "personal choice" with regard to Mac or not.
There isn't really a "should" involved in the decision.

Software for Mac's provide a wide range of functionality, and Mac owners tend to be loyal and satisfied.
If you were a gamer, then PC would most often be the better platform.

In many ways, Mac and PC are in different worlds.
Sure you can load MS software on a Mac, but remember that you may be opening your machine up to the vulnerabilities peculiar to Windows.

Have a look at Mac Boot Camp for information about cross-platform operating systems.

It's a choice that I haven't ventured into.
Many Mac users are passionate about their machines, but since my PC's do everything I need, I have little inclination to make the switch.

Enjoy the adventure!

Doug
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thanks so can I move must of my stuff to the mac from the pc
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Media such as .jpg, .gif, .bmp and other open source images, tunes and video should be no problem.
For media saved in proprietary MS formatting, such as MWA and MWF, you would need to install the MS application and/or save the media into a common open source format before transferring it to your Mac.

for Text, you would either have to install the same "Office" application software, or install Open Office for Mac.

Enjoy,
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Also as I recall if you want to run windows on a mac even with boot camp the mac has to be intel based processor not the g series....
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Yes, that's not a Mac Pro, it has a G5 processor so it won't run Windows.
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