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Can I change from powerpc to intel duo? If so, is it expensive?

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Unfortunately, there is no practical way to upgrade from an older PowerPC machine to an Intel machine. In addition to the CPU chip itself needing to change, there are many aspects of the system that are not compatible. The only practical way to do this is to buy a new Intel CoreDuo machine.
The good news is that if and when you buy a new machine, you can easily transfer all of your software and settings via the OSX installer.
Good luck with your upgrade.

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