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March 09, 2007, by Léon Krijnen

H.264 in every Mac?   

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After eighteen months of happy Maccing, I've become a Mac maniac, and I'm never going to use anything else but OS X. That's the good news, at least for those who also use a Mac. The bad news is that one never knows when to upgrade.

I know that I'm going to swap my 20 inch G5 iMac for a brand new Intel powered 24 inch , but the big question is: when?

I'm not waiting for a 30 inch, because it wouldn't fit on my desk under the open stairs in the living.

But behind that bigger screen, a lot of hardware might always change very fast. There's always an Apple event or keynote dawning behind the horizon, and I've learned the bad way not to buy anything in the months before super seller Steve has left the stage.

Yet faster Intel chips, who knows an iMac with two dual core processors, quicker than the quickest Mac Pro.

My choice as well as my timing are even more difficult now that I've read that Cupertino plans to add H.264 hardware support to its entire line.

At least, according to Robert X. Cringely: The Great Apple Video Encoder Attack of 2007.

Now what?

Translation in Dutch at @ Dutch Cowboys

Posted: March 9, 2007 11:39 AM (207 words).   

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