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Speed is less important to Sun, as all their servers come in MP configurations anyway. And the workstations don't have to compete with PCs anywhere, they have their own scientific marketshare. a 72 way SMP Ultra Sparc 3 supercomputer beats every wintel machine, there's no need to change the chip. G-News
If it's evolutionary, it's going to be a QS case with an extra 5.25" bay, thus a little higher. If it's going to be revolutionary, which is more likely, I doubt anyone will be able to design it, they failed with the iMac too, altogether. However I think it's going to be a more use and less looks oriented design. Square shapes a more stackable and more space effective, and with Apple wanting to enter the server market, it'd make sense. Maybe there will even be a 19"...
That makes sense, and I hope it's going to be like that, yet I doubt it, since Apple so far always failed to actually outrun the PC performance wise. Their design keeps being revolutionary, but even the GeForce 3 on Mac first, was just a lie or a misunderstanding...too bad. G-News
I'd embrace it as an option for BTO, but not as standard. Wireless keyboards and mice are generally a lot less responsive than their corded brethren, thus not suitable for graphics artists, gamers and the like. G-News
I'd also say that we'll see an increase in screen size for the new iMac, whenever the next biggest screen has dropped in price to the level of the prior used one. I hope that isn't too complicated to understand. ie 17" LCD in a year latest. G-News
not too hard, the jump from teh last P2 core to the first P3 core (Katmai) was rather a slip than a jump. Later P3 cores where quite different though. The P4 also varies already. Northwood si partially a lot faster than Willamette, especially since it has more L2 cache.
you must not forget a few things about the G3. The G3 is first of all a microchip of the PPC family. That means it's not Apple's chip, it's teh product of AIM, and with the newest G3s from IBM, mainly a product of IBM itself. IBM has other RISC and PPC platforms, where the chip might actually be used, Apple is by far not the only and most certainly also by far not the biggest buyer of PPC chips. The G3 will live on in appliances, set-top boxes, consoles, integrated devices...
3 years is a bit far off to think about how computers will look like then. PCs will look the same, that's for sure, but the Mac may as well look like a Teddybear or a pull-over, you never know G-News
let the flames begin, I don't say this will happen, but I hope so: new case G5 DDR 333 RAM and bus Firewire 1600Mbit (Gigawire) USB 2.0 ATA 133 AGP 8x 60-160 GB HD 256-512MB RAM 1-1.4 maybe 1.6GHz at least one dual config, maybe a quad, nVidia GeForce 4 BTO or top model, lower models GF3 ti 200. 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Gigawire ports, Airport option, Gbit ethernet, full keyboard and a 2 button wheelmouse (it's about time), new case bigger than the current one, yet still...
I'd say we'll just get a regular speed bump soon, MWTK being my bet, speeds upped just as much as to beat the iMac again, ie 867 to 933 or maybe 1GHz, G4 of course, and the same boards, with the Dual config being the mid range speed again. As well as upping the PowerBooks to iMac levels. I think Apple will hold off the G5 and the new boards, cases, chips, ports and all that for MWNY, I'm pretty sure. Changing basically everything on a desktop line might actually even...
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