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MacRumors, in an article titled "Apple, PPC 980, and Upcoming G5s?" presents some pretty exciting speculation on the next Powermac Rev we may see at MWSF. Here is the link: http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2003/...29165235.shtml
I bought an Adaptec USB2 Connect PCI card. It supports Mac OS X, but only at USB 1 speeds. Why? Adaptec's website says Apple does not supply USB2 drivers with its OS. I hope/assume Panther will fix this situation, since G5s already have it! Any info?
I want that rumored 30 inch Apple Studio Display.
Yeah, that's pretty much what I had in mind when I said I saw it more as a difference of philosophy or lifestyle. I was trying to envision what this infrastructure might look like. I think Apple would like us to have control of our media instead of being controlled by them. With bandwidth becoming less of a barrier, there may be more opportunities for small content creators to gain an audience, and for a variety of alternate channels of communication to evolve. ...
Fair enough about moving the post. I agree about the plethora of variables. I see interesting possibilities in a system where people could have more of a choice about what they watch & when they watch it. Clearly, the dough has to come from somewhere, but the present system supports the lowest common denominator. Of course, I heard some statistics show the lion's share of total internet traffic is porn.... oh well. But, assuming we could pick & choose from vast...
An article today suggests that Apple may be behind with its Digital Hub strategy. I personally don't think so, seeing it rather as a philosophical & lifestyle difference. Yet PC users can already record TV programs for later playback without leaving the couch. Well, Macs are for content creators & PCs are for content consumers, but all of us consume content, so the question is what is the most creative future...
Glad to know these aren't real tests of the G5's performance. Also, could be the systems at CompUSA are already screwed up from people banging on them.
I just wandered into CompUSA here in San Rafael, CA to check out the new G5. They had a 1.6 & a 1.8 set up for people to play with. I just did one simple test: On both machines I fired up the CPU Monitor, opened a finder window & grabbed the resize tab in the lower right corner, doing a continuous resize for 10 seconds or so. In each case, that simple action pegged the meter at 100%. Lame. On the 1.8 machine I fired up the Apple System Profiler. Spinning beachball...
Saw my first G5 at the Emeryville Apple Store on Friday. It was a 1.6. They wouldn't open the case. There was a huge floor-to-ceiling graphic of the inside of the case - same photo we've all seen. The sales guy (who had a lot of metal in him in various places) said, pointing to the graphic, "It looks like that." They were worried about people stealing RAM chips, graphics card, etc. It is just like everyone says. You can not tell how gorgeous this baby is from the...
I fixed it. Thanks for the tip.
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