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Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:30 pm
by Frapazoid
I managed to leave my Mac Mini on a train.

It was not turned into lost and found.

I want to scrounge up the cheapest thing I can get that will let me compile things for that iPhone gadget.

I learned I can use the SDK on OS X 10.5, and that 10.5 will run on a G4 872mhz+, and that there are dual G4 872mhz on Allegro.pl for like 500 złoty.

Is there any reason this is a horrible idea?

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:21 pm
by josehill
Frapazoid wrote:I learned I can use the SDK on OS X 10.5, and that 10.5 will run on a G4 872mhz+, and that there are dual G4 872mhz on Allegro.pl for like 500 złoty.

Is there any reason this is a horrible idea?

Hey, Frapazoid, welcome back! Long time, no see!

I guess that some of the older versions of the SDK could partially work on a G4, but the iPhone SDK is officially supported only on Intel cpus, and the Simulator won't run at all on PPC.

Save your złotys for an Intel Mac. :D

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:31 pm
by Frapazoid
Thanks! I had no idea it wouldn't go on PPC. Good thing I asked!

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:57 pm
by SAQ
josehill wrote:Save your złotys for an Intel Mac. :D


Or Hacintosh yourself.

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:29 am
by Frapazoid
Will that work on AMD64?

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:06 pm
by QuicksilverG4
There seem to be AMD64 compatible install images floating around.

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:16 pm
by foetz
yes but i would highly recommend intel cpu and nvidia gfx

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:49 pm
by SAQ
foetz wrote:yes but i would highly recommend intel cpu and nvidia gfx


Get it as close to an Apple model as you can - makes things much easier.

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:44 pm
by porter
Frapazoid wrote:I want to scrounge up the cheapest thing I can get that will let me compile things for that iPhone gadget.


Can you compile on an iPad?

Re: Need to replace Mac, need advice

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:00 am
by ShadeOfBlue
Frapazoid wrote:Will that work on AMD64?

A friend runs 10.5 on a quad-core AMD64 PC. It works fairly well (minor instability problems here and there), but some OS upgrades break, since I imagine not much testing is done on AMD CPUs.
As foetz and SAQ mentioned, get a configuration that's as close to stock Apple specs as possible.