I'm a PC. I admit it.
But recently my brother embraced the "alternate lifestyle" of Apple and has been giving me a hard sell about the virtues of Macs.
So the problem is I am a cheap bastard.
In order to dip my toes into the Mac world, I was perusing ebay and saw this unit for sale for $165 including keyboard and mouse:
I know this is an older model, maybe even the ORIGINAL model and has been long since surpassed in computing horsepower, but I was wondering what it would do for me.
I am not a power user. Mainly web, financial software, Excel, Word and light picture editing / cataloging. My main reasons for interest in an Apple are that I love the new iphoto with the face recognitiion software and I am very intrigued by the claims that they don't slow down over time. My Windows PC's c.r.a.w.l along every few months and I have to format and reinstall everything. I am told that Apples do not do this. If that information is wrong, please correct me.
So will this unit run Windows? Will it run the latest iphoto? Will it work at all? I would never buy an old used PC because I know it would run like total crap, but what about a used Apple? Hoe does a low end Apple compare to a low end PC?
I am very open to suggestions and advice. If I like this unit, I could be convinced to move to a newer Mini or even an imac later and keep this unit for general family use on the web.