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post #521 of 1072
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Originally posted by viking
But I really want to send a letter to this idiot on Monday to ask him how he feels about his new PC.

http://homepage.mac.com/dtournemille...ac_switch.html

What a dork. He doesn't have the first clue about system architecture and what the MHz myth is really all about. He just perpetuates the myth. Adios idjit - don't let the Dell swingdoors hit your ass on your way out!

Now to figure out where to scrape together the cash for one o' them nufangled G5s. Hmmmmm, wonder if the bank on the corner has a lot of cash in the till on a Friday afternoon...... <loads up shotgun>
post #522 of 1072
This thread should be kept in an archive

I wonder if anything will ever get this many hits [esp. in such a short duration]

8)
post #523 of 1072
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Originally posted by boy_analog

b. The specs are conservative, and were leaked to whip up interest in the WWDC address, yet still provide for a few pleasant shocks.

We can rule out a deliberate leak of exaggerated specs: this would do Apple no good, and would almost certainly invite a lawsuit.

Option b is the intriguing one, is it not? What if the top of the line box is somewhat faster still, perhaps 2.5GHz as some rumours have suggested? You can easily imagine Steve smirking as he remarks: "Well, as many of you would know, there was a small mistake in our Apple Store the other night...."

(Don't get too excited by this speculation, please! Refer to the above probabilities!!)

Oh, and just one more thing, to coin a phrase. Nothing in this leak makes me think that I need to "hit the weights room" as Moki put it. So even if Option b is still just a fantasy, we have reason to think that there's still a few surprises in store (no pun intended). [/B]

Hmm this has be postulated, wouldn't that be another turn up for the books !

Either way i am still giggling
post #524 of 1072
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Originally posted by clonenode
The tech specs are all mostly catch-up to the PC world.

The dual 2 GHz will be the fastest computer available for the home PC market at launch by a considerable margin in any software that is MP aware. Single processors are catch up. The dual is going to make a lot of engineers and creative professionals very happy.

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Originally posted by rogue master
Another thing that I question is the 2 Ghz speed. From what I recall, none of the rumors or any of the info released by IBM has indicated that large quantities of 2 Ghz 970s are available.

IBM hasn't been releasing public information really and those who do know how production is going are under NDAs. You can choose not to believe it if you want but I wouldn't making any bets on slower speeds if I were you.
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post #525 of 1072
What if that image isn't real and akamai wasn't hacked?

People at Apple makes those images. Suppose, some bored graphics artist, who works on the online store pages, one day made a specs graphic for the most killer 970's he could imagine, just for fun. I mean, it's pretty likely that the guys doing those graphics are all Mac-heads, right? It's not too far of a stretch to think they might, just for fun, make crazy graphics like that. "Hey, Joe, check out these specs!"

Something I noticed about that page with those new specs displayed on it: if I didn't know I was looking for them, I would never have seen them. I'd have read the title of the page, looked at the pretty picture(s), checked the prices and the stuff under the prices, but not those specs. The font is small and kind of faint. They would have completely slipped by me.

So, now I'm thinking what if this goofy graphic that some bored GA made happened to slip by the one, two or three (or 4, etc.) people that should have been paying attention and voila...
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post #526 of 1072
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Originally posted by spotcatbug
What if that image isn't real and akamai wasn't hacked?

People at Apple makes those images. Suppose, some bored graphics artist, who works on the online store pages, one day made a specs graphics for the most killer 970's he could imagine, just for fun

According to Steve Wozniak, the script and play in 'Pirates of Silicon Valley' are remarkebly close to truth, so in this scenario Steve Jobs would pull the plug on this person's computer and give him rants 'till he shivers. Perhaps lifting this guy up against the walls out of furious madness, wasting Steve's time playing.....
post #527 of 1072
So there was no graphic of the Powermac 970 case? Damn. That's what I was most apprehensive about. But I am swept up in frenzied masturbation anyway!
post #528 of 1072
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Originally posted by Frank777
Whoa.

How can the new PM have "Three" USB 2.0 ports?

Two on the back, two on the keyboard. That's how Apple counts them. (e.g. Apple's specs say the iMac has five USB ports.)

Did they gut one on the keyboard? Does that make sense?

I am gonna guess three on the back and wireless keyboard/mouse.
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iMac G3 333 MHz/96 MB...

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iMac G3 333 MHz/96 MB...

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post #529 of 1072
Poor Arn over at Macrumors. He is having a tough time keeping his forum up and running due to massive traffic.

post #530 of 1072
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Originally posted by The General
Actually they only litigated against workerbee to find out who he was(origianlly it was against jon does 1-9 or something. once they found out who he was, he was basically warned(he had been a temp that worked for apple). not to do it again(and can never work for apple again). I dont think they would go after someone for $ damages, because, quit frankly, the guy wouldnt have it to give em. (where-as some companies still would do it anyways).

Interestingly enough, I found this in an old Mac magazine the other day...



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post #532 of 1072
Damn. I should have bought a whole warehouse of Apple stock about a month ago. So let me get this straight: No pictures of the actual G5 were up on the Apple website. Only the specs? Nothing but those mother****ing SKY-HIGH specs? And no prices, I take it. I'm guessing $2800 for the top machine, $2000 for the middle, and $1700 for the low?

Monday seems a lot like Christmas to me.
post #533 of 1072
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Originally posted by Telomar
The dual 2 GHz will be the fastest computer available for the home PC market at launch by a considerable margin in any software that is MP aware. Single processors are catch up. The dual is going to make a lot of engineers and creative professionals very happy.

Yeah, think of an altivec- and dual-aware app. This thing is gonna kill at encoding video and the like.

But that dual 2Ghz will also generate a helluva lot of heat.
post #534 of 1072
We finally break free of the system bus. 1ghz!!! This thing is going to scream.
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post #536 of 1072
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Originally posted by BRussell
.......will also generate a helluva lot of heat.

What are the specs on the 970 for heat? I know the power 4 is fairly warm.


post #537 of 1072
Originally posted by Perdo at Geek.com

"There is a new breed of troll in town, and they are called Mac Zealots.

And they have 5 years of pent up frustration to vent. And they have big ammo.

Dual 2.0 Ghz PPC 970, considering the specmarks of the 1.8 trash the P4 3066 and Oppy 1.8 both, is a monster piece of desktop hardware."

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post #538 of 1072
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Originally posted by Aquatic
So would investing a lot in AAPL really pay off? I need to pay for college and this would help.

God if they intro new PBG4 12"ers I'm going to hate them.

And OPTICAL AUDIO was the most interesting part for me. I wonder the price. This was the scoopiest scoop EVER. I did not even expect an ANNOUNCEMENT, I was VERY cynical.

It's so awesome I puked in my mouth and swallowed it.

This made me laugh so hard, getting so excited that you vurp is the best. Man, I just read all every post so far and I am now completely out of my mind. So dual 2Ghz G5=what kinda pentium? Man, four cups of coffee, nine cigarettes and four trillion G5 post have made me very shakey. My G3 iMac looks very slow right now...must resist career change to male prostitute...not worth it....
post #539 of 1072
(I have been unable to post!)

Anyway, I think this thread should be a sort of ROLL CALL. Every registered user should at least post here, even if just to say WOW!

I've got tons of money just waiting to buy a new Mac!

Thank heavens that we won't have Moto as an anchor around our neck any longer.

This is REVOLUTIONARY!

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post #540 of 1072
Newflash: Cupertino June 20th 4:12am

Body found outside of Apple.com HQ:

Dead men weave no websites
post #541 of 1072
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Originally posted by InactionMan
This made me laugh so hard, getting so excited that you vurp is the best. Man, I just read all every post so far and I am now completely out of my mind. So dual 2Ghz G5=what kinda pentium? Man, four cups of coffee, nine cigarettes and four trillion G5 post have made me very shakey. My G3 iMac looks very slow right now...must resist career change to male prostitute...not worth it....

Work it baby work it!!
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post #542 of 1072
I don't want to ruin anyone's fun, but has Apple ever put bullets before each line in a specification list? The list for the current G4s reads:

Powerful features and options.
Dual PPC G4 Processors up to 1.42 Ghz
Ultrafast L3 Cache
New 4X Superdrive
etc...

The leaked G5 specs read:

The world's fastest personal computer
- 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, or Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 processors
- Up to 1GHz processor bus
- Up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM
- Fast Serial ATA hard drives
-etc...

Are these dashes (-) a sign of illegitimacy, or just a change of style on Apple's part?
post #543 of 1072
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Every registered user should at least post here, even if just to say WOW!

Alright.

WOW!
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post #544 of 1072
Another piss needed...

Don't do anything whiloe I'm gone!

Thank God I'm a house husband and don't need to do anything or go anywhere
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post #545 of 1072
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Originally posted by FalkoL
Alright.

WOW!
WOW

post #546 of 1072
.......legitimate notice

didn't see that before .........
post #547 of 1072
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Originally posted by Placebo
I don't want to ruin anyone's fun, but has Apple ever put bullets before each line in a specification list? The list for the current G4s reads:

......

Are these dashes (-) a sign of illegitimacy, or just a change of style on Apple's part?

post #548 of 1072
Never mind, then. I thought that Apple would try to avoid inconsistency.

EDIT: WOW!
post #549 of 1072
One word: Wow!

I love surprises surfing the web while sipping a cup of coffee in the morning.

The eternal fountain of hope is boiling over and causing a major flood right now.

I couldn't care less how these machines look. They're not just going to kick ass, they're going to kill! Yeeehah!

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post #550 of 1072
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Originally posted by viking
But I really want to send a letter to this idiot on Monday to ask him how he feels about his new PC.

http://homepage.mac.com/dtournemille...ac_switch.html

This is great.

Great timing, dude. He posted yesterday:

If the G5 should suddenly come to Apple's rescue, pushing the price of a 1.4 Ghz G4 down substantially, then maybe I will reconsider. But it's doubtful that will happen anytime soon.

Uh... yeah. 3 days soon enough for ya?

post #551 of 1072
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Originally posted by Placebo
I don't want to ruin anyone's fun, but has Apple ever put bullets before each line in a specification list? The list for the current G4s reads:

Powerful features and options.
Dual PPC G4 Processors up to 1.42 Ghz
Ultrafast L3 Cache
New 4X Superdrive
etc...

The leaked G5 specs read:

The world's fastest personal computer
- 1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, or Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 processors
- Up to 1GHz processor bus
- Up to 8GB of DDR SDRAM
- Fast Serial ATA hard drives
-etc...

Are these dashes (-) a sign of illegitimacy, or just a change of style on Apple's part?

Go and look at the Apple home page to see bullets. QuarkXpress 6 intro on the homepage uses this new style. Really at this point, coming from the damn apple store itself, can we really believe it was hacked???
post #552 of 1072
Don't want to go through the whole thread, but can anyone confirm that the screenshots floating around are real and not Photoshop-ed?

Has anyone seen the site in person?
post #553 of 1072
Oh my God...

I go for a piss and come back and theres a new AI thread saying it's a hoax, APPLE HQ CONFIRMED.


NOOOOOOOOOOOO


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post #554 of 1072
yes, i saw it in person, yes it's real.

i was loading the images from Apple's site.
post #555 of 1072
i saw the actually info up at apple.com last night...twice

so yes it was up and real at apple...could it be a hacker? maybe, if so apple will have to admit that this am as this information will effect their stock prices...so if faked, apple admits that this am...if not faked, apple keeps quiet till monday

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post #556 of 1072
WOW! i was thinking they might top out at just 1.6ghz.....


dual 2.0ghz!!!!!!!!
post #557 of 1072
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Originally posted by murbot
This is great.

Great timing, dude. He posted yesterday:

If the G5 should suddenly come to Apple's rescue, pushing the price of a 1.4 Ghz G4 down substantially, then maybe I will reconsider. But it's doubtful that will happen anytime soon.

Uh... yeah. 3 days soon enough for ya?


seriously, he obviously isn't that much of a mac-head to say that he didn't think it would come anytime soon... I'm pretty sure EVERYONE thought it was coming pretty soon... to be honest though, he sounds like the kind of guy who should get a Dell.. I like being able to act superior every time someone asks me why I use a Mac. I like having a small market share... maybe if it were more like 10 or 20 percent it'd be better though.. But, Y'HEAR THAT DELL? KEEP THE BASTARDS!
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post #558 of 1072
WOW !

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Originally posted by ena
We finally break free of the system bus. 1ghz!!! This thing is going to scream.

bwa, it's just Hypertransport, that give not more than PCs
post #559 of 1072
WOW!
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post #560 of 1072
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Originally posted by Deltaden
WOW !


bwa, it's just Hypertransport, that give not more than PCs


I know, but after living at the 100mhz level for so long it's going to be great!
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