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I Switched

January 5, 2004

I was doing all of my work on a PIII 1.13ghz Sony Vaio laptop… just doesn’t cut it for those long hours at the office. It was time to upgrade, and I decided to go all the way and get myself a Mac. The G5’s just came out, but I don’t do any video or audo or anything like that. So, a dual 1.25ghz G4 with SuperDrive was more than what I needed.

I’m very happy I switched. I work on websites to be put onto an Apache server on a Linux box, so working within a *nix based environment means less minor tweaking and removing Microsoft crap from my stuff. There’s quite a learning curve, especially when you’re someone who knows what they’re doing on a PC (unlike those ‘switchers’ in the commercials). But I’m getting the hang of it.

Specs

Machine Model: Power Mac G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.2)
OS X Version: 10.4
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 1.25 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per CPU): 2 MB
Memory: 1 GB (2 DIMMS)
VRAM: 64 MB
Bus Speed: 167 MHz