Time to buy a new machine for editing. Needing advice please.

Started Jun 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tom_N
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Re: Time to buy a new machine for editing. Needing advice please.
In reply to MikeFromMesa, Jun 23, 2013

MikeFromMesa wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

Even if you took the most expensive upgrade here, and ignored the iLife and iWork packages that came with it, that would be less than what Microsoft wants for a full retail copy of Windows. (For instance, Amazon charges $268 for a full version of Windows 7 Professional.)

You are comparing upgrade prices for OSX with full install prices for Windows - not a fair comparison. Rather look at what Windows charges for upgrades. My Windows 8 upgrade was something like $40.

It is a fair comparison here, because he is talking about buying a copy of Mac OS X to install on a "Hackintosh" (a machine not made by Apple, that never originally came with a copy of Mac OS X).

This would be similar to buying an "Upgrade" version of Windows (rather than a "Full" version) for installation on a "white box" PC that had no previous "OEM" or "Full" Windows installation.

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