I am looking at buying 1 of 2 desktops: (1): I-mac, 20" all in one model, about $1500, I believe withiout any additional upgrades, with upgrades to 2.4 CPU, 320 memory, wireless mouse & keyboard, possible warranty extension, & possible Windows XP addition. The only reason that I would like to have windows XP installed also is probably one of fear of not making the switch over to Mac. I have Windows XP at work and am somewhat familiar with it. Netsurfing, Word, Excel, & E-mail are my main priorities for the new computer.
IF I have Windows XP installed in the Mac, will that make the new Mac OS Leopard open to viruses or only the additionally installed Windows XP OS?
Should I just get the Mac and forget about installing Windows XP?
The Mac will be for home use, and I really do not want to go to a laptop. I am leaning towards the Mac with upgrades, but am somewhat intimidated by the prospect of learning and adjusting to a new system.
The other consideration would be the Sony series LT at $2,049 with 22" screen. The Sony comes with whatever their new OS is, and I would probably consider switching over to Windows XP, at an added cost. Prettier set-up, but probably not as effective of a computer system as the Mac.
Appreciate any and all feedback, suggestions, and counsel, and yes, for all practical purposes, I am a noob
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Edited by Gary Wells, 26 December 2007 - 10:36 AM.