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OS evolution when to wait?


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#1 Beeker

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:46 PM

I'm considering getting a new Mac due to the fact that mine is obsolete, 10.3.9. It was my first Mac and I didn't know how to time it. I ended up having to upgrade not too long after I bought it and finally jumped to 10.4.6 which, through regular updates took me as far as 4.11 but was told that I shouldn't go any further. I am saving up, but want to time it right so that I don't end up with an operating system that is about to go obsolete again. Can anyone help me with timing my purchase? The current version number is getting high again.

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:53 PM

One site that has info on what you are seeking:
Mac OS X Lion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:24 PM

Thank you.
It looks like almost two years between each new OS.
I was thinking of taking the more cost effective route this time and getting a MacMini. Any thoughts and/or advice? I have so much to learn about Macs. I know there is more that can be done with these computers than what I do. I know my way around PCs quite well, but Macs are so amazing, I get lost. Help/guidance would be much appreciated.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/ :)

Also, I should mention that if you buy a new Mac now, you get a free upgrade to Lion when it hits final release.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:58 PM

KeyboardNinja,

Thank you so much for that website! That is exactly what I was looking for!

Perfect!

Thank you!

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 07:02 PM

You're very welcome! :)
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