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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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Can't decide between MacBook Pro and 17" Powerbook

I want to upgrade my 12.1" Aluminum Powerbook, 1 Ghz to either a MacBook Pro or a 17" Powerbook.

My main concern is my current software and will it run on the MacBook Pro.

I have:
Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3
Adobe Indesign 2.0
Appleworks 6.2.9
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
QuarkXPress 6.0
Toast 7 Titanium
Filemaker Pro
Microsoft Office X
Tech Tool Pro 4.0.2
DiskWarrior for Tiger
And last but not least Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

I know they will all run on the Powerbook 17", but does anyone know if all this will run on the MacBook Pro or not?
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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hi SINC

Unless you are a very heavy user of the Adobe stuff I suggest the MacBook. Longer lasting value etc.
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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #3
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My 2GHZ MacBook is on order.
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Personally I would stick with your 12" for another 6 months to see what happens.
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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 03:10 PM   #5
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CarbonKen's advice is sound. You may find out that there are some crossgrade or upgrade options available then that aren't now, and also, perhaps, Rosetta speed might improve on the MacBook Pro.

On the downside, the Powerbook could be out of play by then, but that's doubtfull.
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FWIW- if you were going to upgrade today, most of those programs would work on the macbook (I don't know about tecc tool, DW ot Tiger Woods.) my Intel Imac runs the CS 2 stuff just fine, along with Quark, and InDesign.

Although, if there was a stellar deal on a new 17" PB to be had, then I would be tempeted by it, for sure. They are great machines. That won't change.
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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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Take it easy SINC. Everything will be just fine....

Put the Credit Card down.... and very slowly back away.

Now take a deep breath, and wait for tomorrows big Feb 28 announcements.

Everything will be just fine...









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Take it easy SINC. Everything will be just fine....

Put the Credit Card down.... and very slowly back away.

Now take a deep breath, and wait for tomorrows big Feb 28 announcements.

Everything will be just fine...









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Backing away slowly . . .

Putting credit card in wallet . . .

Hoping Heart is right . . .

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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #9
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Heh. They think tomorrow is gonna be the iPod Boombox and the intel MacMini... but by June(ish) there should be a 17" MacBook.... maybe wait for that?
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Old Feb 27th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #10
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Most of the apps you listed aren't Universal Binaries yet, and most of them wont be any time soon (especially the Adobe ones). I'd wait a while, if worst comes worst you can always buy a used PowerBook, but if it were me I'd wait for a MacBook Pro that has all the features you want (of course, in my case, I'm not convinced that is going to happen, but I digress)
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