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Old 10-07-2008, 12:11 PM   #46
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Power PC users had good three years run after Apple transitioned to the Intel architecture (and yes, it sucks if you bought new G4/G5 system in 2005). Granted, it could be even longer run, but with Snow Leopard being Intel-only, it probably wont happen.

Apple is not perfect, but where they can, they try to (or being forced to) help customers. They are also very slow releasing new versions of JDK. So if a lot of Power PC users complain/threaten about Java support, Apple might do something.

To answer your question, I would keep PowerPC and get Intel Mac.

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:30 PM   #47
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Well, you may all be interested to note my DR1000S, with cover, arrived this morning and is presently charging up.

It is a big beast and so should make pdf reading a breeze.

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:39 PM   #48
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Well, you may all be interested to note my DR1000S, with cover, arrived this morning and is presently charging up.

It is a big beast and so should make pdf reading a breeze.

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Oh good.

Do post some pictures and your impressions when you have time.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:03 PM   #49
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Okay,
here are 2 quick photos of both the Cybook & DR1000S in their cases & on.

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Old 10-07-2008, 02:05 PM   #50
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Okay,
here are 2 quick photos of both the Cybook & DR1000S in their cases & on.

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Wow, that's huge next to that little cybook.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:24 PM   #51
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So pthwaite, congrats, you seem to be the first enduser getting one

If you have the time, we like even more pictures (also bigger ones), impressions, thoughts etc. Feel free to write a lot

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Old 10-07-2008, 03:17 PM   #52
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Yip, it seems to be shipping: http://forum.irexnet.com/viewtopic.php?t=2910.

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Old 10-07-2008, 05:03 PM   #53
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My order at eReader Outfitters just went from Customer Order Received (ordered 9/22) to Backorder. I'm not happy about the delay since my CC was charged on the 22cnd.

Has anyone who ordered from eReader Outfitters had their order shipped yet?

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Old 10-07-2008, 06:28 PM   #54
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Just got an email saying that ereader outfitters has shipped my DR1000s. She be here in two days. Web site still says my order is backorder. Good news! I'm happy now.
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eReadern Outfitters: same email. I have held off on joining the impatient crowd until now.

But seriously: what real business charges their customers UPFRONT for the FULL AMOUNT. And then does not deliver... I don't know if that is required by any iRex partner because iRex will charge THEM the full amount upfront as well, but from a consumer point of view it is really bad.

Also, that leaves 2 possibilities:
- There is an unexpectedly huge pool of people who are willing to throw $800 at an almost experimental single-purpose device (I didn't think so, but hey, exceptionally *I* am one of these people myself for the first time (and last one))
- Their production capability is so low that they are not even able to fulfill FIRST-DAY orders (like mine), never mind everybody else who didn't jump on it immediately. Now that would be just pathetic.

I'm not holding my breath. And I'm holding my money only until the next CC bill is due. I always pay it in full, but not for an undelivered product. At that time I will contest the charges, request a chargeback (and pay the remainder of my bill).
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #56
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But seriously: what real business charges their customers UPFRONT for the FULL AMOUNT. And then does not deliver...
Apparently companies outside the US are not required to do that.

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And I'm holding my money only until the next CC bill is due. I always pay it in full, but not for an undelivered product. At that time I will contest the charges, request a chargeback (and pay the remainder of my bill).
Your risking a double billing cycle interest charge if you do this. Pay the full amount. You can still get a chargeback even if you've paid the full bill.

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Power PC users had good three years run after Apple transitioned to the Intel architecture (and yes, it sucks if you bought new G4/G5 system in 2005). Granted, it could be even longer run, but with Snow Leopard being Intel-only, it probably wont happen.

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To answer your question, I would keep PowerPC and get Intel Mac.
Apple also takes personal information as granted (asks it in the installation process) - think about it, hell would break loose if Microsoft would try that.

And about that: What would happen if Microsoft would announce the new Visual Studio only works on Intel Quad Core (even if it wouldn´t be necessary on the hardware level) ...

I will keep the machine and will install Debian Linux on it. Java will work fine on that machine and Apple has leeched enough money from my poor student pockets.

My next investment will be an Irex Reader ... despite the worst customer service they have the best hardware so far (you can´t say that for the apple hardware).
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:45 PM   #58
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My next investment will be an Irex Reader ... despite the worst customer service they have the best hardware so far (you can´t say that for the apple hardware).
Same here, eReaderOutfitters shipped mine DR1000S today.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:52 AM   #59
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News update from irex shop customer base.

order date 23/09/2008
order status "Preparing for dispatch"

it's true... my news is nothing news !

Your customer service make me proud to live in the wonderful world of irex shop
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:31 AM   #60
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My DR1000S arrives today!

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Same here, eReaderOutfitters shipped mine DR1000S today.
My DR1000S will arrive from eReader Outfitters this morning! They seem to have really good customer service, Jeff has been especially helpful.
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