[quote]Originally posted by moki:
it doesn't change the fact that you aren't going to see a G5 in a Mac any time soon.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Mr. Welch, you'll have to forgive us if we don't take your arguments seriously. There are a couple of possibilities:
- If you were under NDA and had prototype machines you wouldn't admit to knowing anything with your name attached to each message
- Ambrosia is hardly a large and important software developer (sorry), so correct operation of your products on the day that they ship machines isn't exactly critical. And on the flip side, I'm sure Apple employees love testing your products on all the new hardware. Its probably very extensive testing too. This means you aren't first in line for what is always a limited number of prototypes.
- Apple is running a tight ship these days so where you may have been aware of future processors in the past, that may no longer be the case because of their efforts to plug leaks. That you post here at all probably increases your "leak risk" in Apple's eyes.
- The G5 is purported to be fully compatible with the G4. You may have had advanced warning of the G4 because Apple was privately talking up AltiVec to developers well in advance of the chip's arrival. For the G5 there is no new software technology to prime developers with, so prototypes will only go to those affected by the new hardware -- PCI card developers, for example.
So, no offense, but we can't really take what you say here very seriously.