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post #841 of 1072
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Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
Big fat typo in the middle of their headline. Ruins an otherwise funny parody.

I don't think it's a typo, I think it's a choice of words, slang-ish. Steve's assessment would be that this is 'complete' and 'total' crap.
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post #842 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
No. Any accuracy in the MacBidouille benchmarks is merely coincidence/luck. They were fabricated. As are the stories about G5 PowerBooks. As are the stories about G5 towers being in production in May.

Wow, your ignorance is only exceeded by your arrogance! MacBidouille nailed it and to claim coincidence is... well, I go back to my opening statement. Lionel, at MacBidouille, presented this info first, stuck by it despite comments from ignorant people like....... YOU!!! and he was right!!
What are you going to say when the G5s ship? "I must be seeing things," might be a good start, then hit yourself on the head and do us all a favour!
post #843 of 1072
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Originally posted by rjwill246
Wow, your ignorance is only exceeded by your arrogance! MacBidouille nailed it and to claim coincidence is... well, I go back to my opening statement. Lionel, at MacBidouille, presented this info first, stuck by it despite comments from ignorant people like....... YOU!!! and he was right!!
What are you going to say when the G5s ship? "I must be seeing things," might be a good start, then hit yourself on the head and do us all a favour!

Moki? Ignorant?



'...presented this info first...' Shit, boy - moki's been telling us about GP-UL for, what, a year now? First I heard of it anywhere. While he's never, ever **CONFIRMED** anything, AFAIK, he's not stated a single thing as fact that was incorrect.

His credibility on this board is unparallelled.
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post #844 of 1072
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Originally posted by Jared
But if it were real wouldn't Apple have tried to prevent the coverage on TechTV?

If you have noticed, all the rumors on ThinkSecret that are real have been pulled due to Apple legal. This story on the other hand has not been pulled.

They can't prevent coverage of anything. They can try and force copyrighted and other material from being shown, but simply telling a story about it goes to a free press.

I don't think Apple legal tried strong arming anyone to remove the pics, since they were pics put up by Apple themselves. MacBidouille said that they were offered money or a discount at the Apple store if they pulled the info. I think this is the course Apple had gone with. Maybe Thinksecret decided that continuing to show the pics and info would generate enough traffic to get add revenue in excess of the $300 or so that Apple was offering...If it was me, I would hold out for an offer of free almost free G5 etc.

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This 4 OS X Forum post claims developers have the dual 2.0 boxen.

"This is confirmed: developers own and have been using G5 machines for a short while now. Reports are that some developer machines are dual 2.0 GHz machines, with the EXACT SAME SPECS as those leaked on Apple's site a day ago.

More info on this as it comes in. "
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Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
This 4 OS X Forum post claims developers have the dual 2.0 boxen.

"This is confirmed: developers own and have been using G5 machines for a short while now. Reports are that some developer machines are dual 2.0 GHz machines, with the EXACT SAME SPECS as those leaked on Apple's site a day ago.

More info on this as it comes in. "

Oh, yeah, and the guy from macmice.com is sooooooo credible.

Nothing against you of course, Ensign, but I just wanted to point out that you should be wary about everything you read, especially since this guy didn't reveal one detail whatsoever about the case, making him sure to stay credible even when the PMG5s are revealed.
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post #847 of 1072
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Originally posted by simX
Nothing against you of course, Ensign, but I just wanted to point out that you should be wary about everything you read...

Not saying it's true, just that it's been claimed.
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post #848 of 1072
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Originally posted by job
I love it. "The world's fastest personal computer."

A big nice one-finger'ed salute to the entire Wintel world. Suck it Intel!

CLASSIC!
post #849 of 1072
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Originally posted by Ensign Pulver
This 4 OS X Forum post claims developers have the dual 2.0 boxen.

"This is confirmed: developers own and have been using G5 machines for a short while now. Reports are that some developer machines are dual 2.0 GHz machines, with the EXACT SAME SPECS as those leaked on Apple's site a day ago.

More info on this as it comes in. "

Well, it would only make sense that devs and beta testers have been using the machines, with their release date seemingly so close.

Anyone can now post and claim to have used them and guess what, they could even post specs pretty damn close to what has been released...probably even claim the exact specs.

Now, if they'd posted those exact specs 3 weeks ago, or had difinitive proof about the casing, that would be impressive.

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post #850 of 1072
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Originally posted by AirSluf
So here's your opportunity to pick which side of the fence you are on and show the forum I am mistaken.

I'm not sure what you mean; I've been quite consistent.
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post #851 of 1072
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Originally posted by johnsonwax
Nothing about this strikes me as 'heavy'. Methinks that perhaps what you were expecting next week is still a mystery to us. Would that be correct?

Nope. You'll see...
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Originally posted by moki
Nope. You'll see...

All of our idle speculation that the cases are to be aluminum has been wrong.

Cast-iron is the wave of the future.
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post #853 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
Nope. You'll see...

I am still curious as to what it is you think I will be disappointed about. Is it that I expected too much? Or perhaps I expected too little?

Oh heck maybe its a little of both. My brain is going numb!

Two days and a wake up, and then it should all be clearer.

The only thing I know for certain, is that I will replace my PPC 800 single with something this year. I just don't know what that something is going to be. Soon, very soon.....
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post #854 of 1072
Whatever the specs say, lets hope these beasts perform in real world tests. It would be a great thing to see the Mac platform finally regain some of its elegant glory from the early years.

I, as most of us, have been waiting for a shift in computer market that could signal a weakening in the Microsoft strangle hold. I was hoping the US federal case against M$ would do it for us, but alas, Bush killed any hope of that. I also thought linux could blindside M$, its been successful in the public sector (universities & governments), but isn't really consumer-friendly (yet?).

Both of the above however; the anti-monopoly sentiment and Linux/Unix revolt, create an environment ripe for an Apple/IBM resurgence. I think it is just so...fitting, that the two major OS players that were taken out by M$ in the early 90's would join together to take on the W'Intel world.

Congratulations to IBM for putting together what seems to be a bomber processor and solid road map for development. And congratulations to Apple for steering a course over the last 5 years that has positioned Apple to stay in the game, and perhaps stave off the stifling oppression of an M$ dictated computing world.

well.....so much for my philosophical rant..


WOOOOHOOO!!

I'm buying the top machine as soon as its available. My wife gave me the go ahead last night. She laughed her arse off with me as we scrolled through this thread. She's so cool...and I'm so lucky...she knows I'm a geek and she loves me for it.

Going back to silence...
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post #855 of 1072
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Originally posted by Carlos_E
Don't be ignorant. I'm far from Mexican, we don't eat tacos. I guess if I had a Jewish name you'd offer to buy me a knish?

Please keep your racial stereotypes to yourself.

Thanks!

Apology accepted. BTW, I eat tacos about 4 times a week. They're mighty tasty. You don't know what your missing. No hard feelings.
post #856 of 1072
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Originally posted by audiopollution
All of our idle speculation that the cases are to be aluminum has been wrong.

Cast-iron is the wave of the future.

FLASH: Apple computer has just announced an all new marketing campaign consisting of infomercials to be aired between midnight and 4 AM in all markets. These infomercials will demonstrate the power and versatility of their all new combination 15.4 inch Powerbook and slow cooker, to insomniacs everywhere.
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post #857 of 1072
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Originally posted by Shaktai
I am still curious as to what it is you think I will be disappointed about. Is it that I expected too much? Or perhaps I expected too little?

"What" is the wrong "W" word.
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post #858 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
"What" is the wrong "W" word.

Duh!!! Now I get it....8)
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post #859 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
"What" is the wrong "W" word.

When? is that what you mean? Moki.... I'm not quite sure about you. Others think you're a true insider... but just because your president of a software company doesn't make you.......... Maybe I'm just a skeptic....
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Originally posted by audiopollution
All of our idle speculation that the cases are to be aluminum has been wrong.

Cast-iron is the wave of the future.

Haven't you heard: granite is the new titanium.
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post #861 of 1072
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Originally posted by Akumulator
When? is that what you mean? Moki.... I'm not quite sure about you. Others think you're a true insider... but just because your president of a software company doesn't make you.......... Maybe I'm just a skeptic....

I believe he means why, as in Why should anybody be disappointed?...
post #862 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
No. Any accuracy in the MacBidouille benchmarks is merely coincidence/luck. They were fabricated. As are the stories about G5 PowerBooks. As are the stories about G5 towers being in production in May.

Wow, your ignorance is only exceeded by your arrogance! MacBidouille nailed it and to claim coincidence is... well, I go back to my opening statement. Lionel, at MacBidouille, presented this info first, stuck by it despite comments from ignorant people like....... YOU!!! and he was right!!
What are you going to say when the G5s ship? "I must be seeing things," might be a good start, then hit yourself on the head and do us all a favour!

Moki gave a very tricky statement. If all of the above pans out, then this was a "joke," or he's being ironic. If they were wrong, then he's right.

It's like the old Saturday Night Live episode with Ed Asner, who said something like, "You can never have the nuclear reactor too hot."

Very ambiguous, with a potential for a double meaning.
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post #863 of 1072
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Originally posted by iBrowse
I believe he means why, as in Why should anybody be disappointed?...

Perhaps he means who will we see on stage with Steve...
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post #864 of 1072
Sly devil that Moki! Better then a good mystery novel. The more I look back over what he has said and when, then the more it starts to come together.

The novel wouldn't be any good if we knew the ending already.
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Originally posted by Ti Fighter
It will be intresting to see what cards from ati and nvidia we will get with these machenes. If apple says on top of them to alwase have the bleeding edge cards avalible for mac, that will bring more game developers to the mac. Cuz guys, gamers are not gonna come over if there are no games.

Half life 2 and doom 3 available for mac same time as pc, then were in business.

I think you nailed it. It will only take Doom 3 and Half Life (or maybe just Doom 3 ), and the rest amounts to, "if you build it, they will come". If half life and doom 3 both perform significantly faster on Powermac, then gamers will begin migrating to the Mac. At first only a trickle of hard-core gamers will start complimenting their Wintel rigs with Powermacs. But once the hard-core gamers dip their toes in the Mac computing experience, that's when the dam breaks.

Hardware Performance-->Hard-core gamers-->Game Developers-->Hardware driver Optimization-->Serious gamers-->Mass influx of Mac Games-->Casual Gamers-->Return to Hardware Performance

Hopefully this makes sense, but in a nutshell, once the number of Mac gamers reaches a critical mass, it will drive both game AND hardware development. This has always been the catch 22 for Apple, they don't have the performance to attract gamers, and they don't have the gamers to drive performance. In the Wintel world, it's mainly games that drive hardware development. Amazingly, Jobs has used high end digital video, 3d animation and effects, and high end audio to drive performance to insane levels (if rumors are to be believed ).

But no matter if your into games or think they're a waste of time, in the end everyone benefits from the Mac being a thriving game platform. We've got high end video and audio to thank for spurring G5 development, but I also think that when Doom 3 is running fastest on Macs drawing a market segment to Macs, we're going to have to thank John Carmack for giving the Mac platform the support and props that it needed.

A very interesting development just occurred at Id: QUAKE III is now optimized for ALTIVEC! AFAIK this is the only game optimized for Altivec. People are seeing ~10% improvement in FPS, which is nice but not amazing, and in the past Carmack said that Id tried optimizing Quake for Altivec, but the improvements weren't worth the effort. But I suspect this update isn't really for current Macs, but the new Powermacs. How much would Altivec be able to speed up Quake after the FSB bottleneck is removed? Id also used GCC 3.3 to compile this new version of Quake, and if I remember right, it's GCC 3.3 that's getting optimized for the 970. Based on this recent Quake update, Doom 3 will probably have heavy altivec optimizations that make it scream on Powermacs, and droves of Wintel drones are going to start lusting after Macs! The future of Apple is blazing bright now, the best it's been since before Windows.

Eh, I'm probably babbling now, pretty loaded, so I'll sign off.
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I think you nailed it. It will only take Doom 3 and Half Life (or maybe just Doom 3 ), and the rest amounts to, "if you build it, they will come".

You make a good point here. I wonder why Apple doesn't make the most kick a$$ game ever and make it only for the Mac like the Ipod? Or even several games?
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Fairwell fair people of the Appleinsider! I will be back on Friday to hopefully be VERY amazed, and then go ranting once again about how good the new machines are. Thanks to eveyone for the fun you have given me reading this thread (and all the time wasted and how much sleep I have missed) I just hope the forum is still this lively come Friday night when I get back. IBM 970 FOREVER! (Or make that the next 3 years or so.....) And make this my 500th post! Yeah. It's about time. Oh yeah. Meant to say I went to the Applestore yesterday and talked with an employee about the goof up. He said "Haven't heard about it" so then I proceded to go to slashdot and MacNN and show him the stories and the specs. Said something to the effect of "Those specs look really nice" He got REALLY nervouslike and went on to change the subject to final cut pro 4. Whenever I would talk about the "G5" he got REALLY nervous, so I would suspect this looks good. Perhaps machines are arriving in back but no one can talk about it. Or they know something is up or something. I dunno. Just thought I would share that.
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post #868 of 1072
moki, grrrr, stop doing that. Just stop it and tell us the painful truth. Go ahead now. I know too many words beginning with w to pick any. WTF? By quoting 'I Want You' did you mean just to say, 'I want you so ba-a-ad' or, more likely, 'It's driving me ma-a-ad'? Did you?
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post #869 of 1072
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Originally posted by johnsonwax
Perhaps he means who will we see on stage with Steve...

Someone we would be dissapointed seeing at WWDC, like Gates?

If it's "when" that we'll be dissapointed about, well Apple can only wait so long before shipping these beasts. Nobody will buy G4 Powermacs. If they don't announce or ship, then G4 sales will be ok, I guess. Seems that I remember Moki hinting that these beasts WILL be announced however.

Or...

Maybe the "W" word is "weight", as in heavy.

WTF would be so heavy about Powermacs? I'm going to sleep over it, maybe someone will figure it out while I'm snoozin'.
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Moki was enigmatic and cryptic. Be careful how you read. We'll know how to interprate him more cometh the Keynote.

The picture isn't clear yet. We got some 'leaked' specs but...'BUT'...Steve is the master showman. Apple just got free advertising, the kind M$ has to pay for as the whole international internet community went wild.



*(And that was just for a little gif with some G5 specs on it.)

The desired effect..? You don't get it, boys. You're already 'IN' the RDF...

So don't attack him, judge him anything. With G5 Macs upon us...whatever their final form...we should turn our scorn on the Wintel braggarts not our reliable sooth sayer. In short, Moki, your posts are most welcome, fun and informative. 'The art of saying nothing yet...'

His hints of more to come are tantalising. It aint just about POWER(hurrah, no 'power' anymore...)Macs...it seems this WWDC is about so much more. Heed his warning?

We DO NOT know any official benchmarks yet. Macdoobie's and Macwhispher's credibility does 'look' vindicated in some form. But it's early days. And if Moki says that Macdoobie got 'lucky' (guessed or extrapolated) or was 'incorrectly' informed...then I'll heed that. This could mean a number of things. Firstly, that the clock speed could be even higher for an 'ultimate' rig (to follow in September?) with quads or anything. We DON'T know. We don't even know what these POWERMacs look like yet! Could mean improved X-serves...an 'X-station' that is way above EVEN the dual 970 2 gigger? I've got the sneaky feeling the 'Shake' purchase leaves crumb of truths... Apple cannot straddle the middle ground of mediocrity anymore. We could see consumer priced towers...with middle ground duals...and high-end workstations with a trident fork attack on the Wintel market. And no doubt either a new consumer chip...but why when you've got a 0.09 970 imminent? More likely a 980 hot on the heels? I don't know. Could we see some exciting X-Grid tech' that links Macs for rendering Lightwave? Or X-Grid of 970s for Pixar's next 'buy'? I think the WWDC is about so much more than 970 POWERMacs.

I think Moki has been consistent and we would do well to treat such an emminent (and elegant ) poster with the respect he deserves.

The 'leak' could be the tip of the mountain for WWDC.

We really don't have the full picture. That much I'm sure of. So don't discount Steve Jobs 'RDF'.

I think we're already in it. The whole Mac net community is in it. And the show aint started yet!

Should be electric.

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post #871 of 1072
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"What" is the wrong "W" word.

'Why'?

Too pricey? Not available til Sept' for top end? We've had this kind of 'disappointment' from Apple before.

Or that the 'G5' is indeed for the Towers...

...and the 970 hits a new Workstation uber-market above the traditional Apple Towers.

The microprocessor forum aluded to the fact that the G5 (Moto) was still on track that they were aware of.

Personally, I don't see it. But then, I'm not Steve Jobs. But I'd think after the last four years with Moto'...they're on their way out. They don't appear to have a roadmap that can compete with IBM's...

Your reaction, Moki, was one of 'oops' and you did take the specs down voluntarily. I feel confident the specs are 'at least' what we should expect. But nothing else got posted by 'accident' making me think that there could be more to this than meets the eye.

'Why' disappointed. ? Panther will have to be bigger than Jaguar for us not to be 'disappointed' I guess. Nothing Panther has really been leaked.

A tantalising crumb, Moki...but I guess we'll find out 'WHY' on Monday. No?

Hmmm. I hope Apple don't cripple the low end G5 as they have done with G4s in the past (mind you...the G4 has been crippled across the line for sometime now...sorry...couldn't resist...)

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I wonder...could Apple have obliged Moto' to pick up the 'G5' ball to avoid a Billion dollar lawsuit and give them the G5 chips at a very cheap price to allow them to cut the price of the towers?

Thus, the 970 might only be, for now...for something 'heavy' server and high-end-workstation orientated?

Or that we'll be disappointed with dual 970s at 2 gig when we see what a 'heavy' 970 Quad can do and 'only' 1.6 970 singles are available immediately..?

Curious.

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post #873 of 1072
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Originally posted by moki
Nope. You'll see...

Moki when you first mentioned "Heavy" I didn't think of it as heavy as in weighs alot but as in expect BIG anouncments(or lots of suprises)

so you wanna set me straight?

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and you still havn't replied to my former post, page 18 or 19
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Originally posted by Lemon Bon Bon

The desired effect..? You don't get it, boys. You're already 'IN' the RDF...

Right on! I said this in another thread and was labeled a conspiracy nut.

It's the most likely explanation IMO. Who benefits the most from this "leak"? Apple.

We've established motive.

Who posted the info? Apple, or at least, it appeared on their website. If this were a murder, Jobs would already be doing the perp walk.

But most telling, this tease is just like Jobs and his RDF. It's a beautiful scam for free advertising, and it plays to the cult status of Macs, and to the fact the Mac users care enough to act as the echo-chamber for this so-called leak. This move has style, something Jobs has in abundance.
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Originally posted by moki
"What" is the wrong "W" word.

when...

...so we all have a bit of a wait before we can get hold of them.
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Nothing about this strikes me as 'heavy'. Methinks that perhaps what you were expecting next week is still a mystery to us. Would that be correct?

The new G5s are in fact nuclear powered, and "heavy" is a reference to the heavy water used at a moderator within the built-in reactors.
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In other news, Intel is reportedly ready to "strike back" at IBM in the resurgent platform wars with the release of the Intel Plutonium® 239

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personally, i think moki's posts are retarded. if you're under an nda, why bother? ridiculously ambigious mutterings on already circulating rumors.

i'm not trying to get you to prove anything, cuz i don't think you have squat. i just think you are annoying.
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othello:

Hey, it could always be "wow" instead.
post #880 of 1072
W = Workstation

I think W = Workstation...

The specs are probably correct for the consumer/prosumer/'lowend' professional machines...

But this new workstation is probably a tower/rackmount configuration...

Might not be available from the Apple Store, might be something you need to get from the same distribution channel that handles Shake sales...

Probably weighs a ton...

Probably minimum of duals, with quad (and hopefully octo) CPU configurations available...

Possibility of the Octo CPU configuration coming in a deskside unit (on casters), a la the old Onyx desksides from Silicon Graphics...

WAY more RAM (since I think the RAM slots are allocated to four per CPU, how that works I don't know), up to 64GB with forthcoming 2GB DIMMs...

Possibility of built-in hardware RAID (S-ATA based)...

Possibility of built-in Fibre Channel...

Definate Pro-level graphics cards - QuadroFXs & FireGLs...

Some 'out in left field' things I personally would LOVE to see...

Pixar 'sells' RenderMan to Apple, Apple becomes software developer/distributor for RenderMan... Windows support drops with RMv12... Linux/Irix support drops with RMv13, soon afterwards RenderMan becomes default renderer for Maya v7...

Apple manages to wrestle A|w away from SGI, Maya Unlimited port to OS X top priority... Windows support drops with Maya v6... Linux/Irix support drops with Maya v7...

Shake drops Linux/Irix support with v4...

Hollywood is run totally on Mac OS X...

Hey, some of it could happen!

;^p
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