Quote:> It doesn't seem that the Power book has many programs that are compatable
> with it? Is that true?
First, I'm answering via email because you posted to an Apple II
newsgroup and you should have posted your question to a Macintosh
newsgroup. I've been a user of Apple produced products since 1984,
starting with the Apple IIe. They are different than a Macintosh.
What do you need as far as applications to run on a computer? There are
many applications that run on the Macintosh, that do what Windows/Intel
computers do, but are sold by other names or companies. There are
applications that run on the Windows/Intel that have no counterpart on
the Macintosh platform, but most are speciality products or games.
Quote:> I'm thinking about buying one but am afraid it is drasticly slower than
> Intel based computers?
Just how much speed do you need? I have a PPC 7300 with a 450mhz G3 card
in it and it is plenty fast for me, and I use Windows/Intel computers at
work everyday. The benchmark applications for both platforms are set up
to benefit each platform. Compare application speeds between the
platforms before purchasing. If you feel you have better PC supprt (and
you'll most likely need it if you are a new user) than Mac support
around you, go for the Windows/Intel platform machine.
Quote:> Is this all true or is it all a mith? If I do get one is thier some
> kind of program that allows the mac to be able to read windows based files?
There are PC emulators for the Macintosh that allow you to run
Windows/Intel aplications. Macintosh applications include spell and
grammar checkers, including stand-alones that work with newsgroup
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