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post #81 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by apple_otaku:
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Just keeping you very gullible people informed so you don't commit mass suicide when January 7th rolls around. You really think that someone that doesn't know how to edit posts and says things like "I am very, very correct" would have such high-level inside information? Sure its possible but it is extremely unlikely yet some people take it as gospel.</strong><hr></blockquote>


I think it's more
gossip then it is gospel. But the way I look at it is unless someone has the evidence to dis-prove a post or the poster it's just as legit as the 'it won't happen because..' type posts.

There's no evidence one way or the other but I believe mslee's point was to offer up a real post with reasonings why/why not and not just a 'you suck, it wont happen' post if you disagree with someone.
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post #82 of 164
hoping he is right cuz i wants that iMac with superdrive--if it's G4/lcd/widescreen--heck, i'd pony up more than $1599---the way i see it, i don't upgrade my videocard (the girls only play games like The Sims and such---almost any old video card will do), so a machine that has a good amount of HD size (60-80 gigs) and is easy to add ram is all i need (since HD size and ram are the only two things i've up-dated on our 2 yr old iMac DV). so it's either $2000 plus for an Apple tower with Apple Display Studio monitor, or an iMac....since we really love our current iMac and the only reason i want to upgrade is so the kids can edit and make movies with their mini-dv camcorder, i really would like my next computer to have a Superdrive and a G4 (heck, if a G3 at 933 or 1 ghz can drive the superdrvie and iDVD...then a G3 iMac is fine with me)....so if i can get a LCD iMac with superdrive and a 60-80 gig hd, shoot, call it a S.E. and charge me more...i'll buy it....if the new iMac doesn't get superdrive, i'll be forced to get a tower and spend over $2000, which i really don't want to do as i don't need a tower for anything else....probably lots of people out there like me who want to do more digital imaging and editing and making music and such, but don't want nor need (or really should even have) a pro machine.....leave the pro machines for the pros and for people that constantly need that latest and greatest video cards and such to get 5 more fps on quake.....g

[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
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post #83 of 164
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1.Does the new Power Mac/iMac have built in airport?

2.Gigawire (perhaps already asked?).

3.Does the PM have a second 5.25" drive bay?

4.Is the AGP port still 4x or is it 8x in the PM

5.What video card is in the new PM/iMac? Nvida 2mx? Geforce 3 Ti? ATI card?


1. The top two models of the Powermac have Airport built in.

2. Gigawire is in all three Powermac configurations.

3. The new Powermac enclosure will have two 5.25" drive bays.

4. I do not know about the AGP port.

5. Geforce 3 in the top model Powermac. The iMac will have a Geforce 2MX on top two models.

[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: Mastergateing ]</p>
post #84 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by Mastergateing:
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2. Gigawire is in all three Powermac configurations.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

And what is Gigawire...?
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post #85 of 164
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Gigawire is a faster version of Firewire ,IEEE 1394b, which is Gigabit 1394.
post #86 of 164
Will there be some sort of digital device released at MWSF, and if so, what is it?
post #87 of 164
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I have no idea of what kind of digital device there may be. If there is a new device the usual talking lips have been sealed or have been out of the know.
post #88 of 164
So you know the G5 is coming out... Fine, but what do you know specifically about the G5? Have you been told anything regarding performance? Is it the 32bit version or the 64bit? Is there something new planned for OSX?
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post #89 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by Mastergateing:
<strong>I have no idea of what kind of digital device there may be. If there is a new device the usual talking lips have been sealed or have been out of the know.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, if you see anything looking like this laying around, let us know:

post #90 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by Mastergateing:
<strong>In a few more days we will see. I will gain quite a following here, I suppose. Because I AM VER,VERY CORRECT.</strong><hr></blockquote>

*lol* Please, don't stop. This is some funny shit. Oh man....

By the way, if you indeed turn out to be very, very correct and I can buy a 1.2 Ghz G5 with a new mobo and all that jazz...in January 2002...for $1799 + tax...not only will I buy one immediately, I will buy you a case of the beer of your choice and send it to you 2nd day air...with dry ice included.

You have my word.

"I will gain quite a following...." *lol* What cahunas you have. Of course, if you turn out to be full of shit and then come back in January, you won't have any cahunas after these people get through with you....

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[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: Moogs ]</p>
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post #91 of 164
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The 64 bit version.
post #92 of 164
And OSX will be 64bit on that machine....

This could explain why software such as VueScan might not work on the machines, and why Amiga wanted to wait for the release of the machines...

Can anyone here confirm you can have a 400MHz FSB with 266MHz DDR?
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post #93 of 164
It seems that the mpc8540 also uses a 400 mb fsb and 333 mhz ddr ram at the same time. as far as i know this is possible because memory is not connected via the fsb (which is rapidio) but via a dedicated memory bus (on-chip memory controller). the 8500 should then have 400 mhz rapidio plus 233 mhz memory bus.

hope this helps
post #94 of 164
Good to know.

Using 266MHz DDR seems like a logical move.

What I want to know is how the hell Apple is supposed to become overnight the largest vendor of 64bit systems without anyone knowing.

And wouldn't it be kind of ridiculous to be running a 64bit OSX on top of the ole' HFS+?
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post #95 of 164
This guy has more balls than a slaughterhouse.

He's also full of sheete.

So far he's predicted an early release of the G5, immediate release across all PowerMacs, along with installation of the most expensive drive you can OEM. A revamped widescreen iMac line, a speed bumped iBook line, a new keyboard and mouse. A color "twinged" powerbook, now with less titanium in the case. (Never mind there is already VERY little titanium, mostly for aesthetic purposes). Oh yeah, don't forget 64 bit ready OS X.

[quote]though I do not know what it will look like. I do know it will be new and of course beautiful.<hr></blockquote>

No self respecting engineer talks like that.

Some of his predictions may turn out, due to the shotgun effect, but if more than half his predictions come true, I'll eat my own ass.
post #96 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by jutus:
<strong>This guy has more balls than a slaughterhouse.

He's also full of sheete.

So far he's predicted an early release of the G5, immediate release across all PowerMacs, along with installation of the most expensive drive you can OEM. A revamped widescreen iMac line, a speed bumped iBook line, a new keyboard and mouse. A color "twinged" powerbook, now with less titanium in the case. (Never mind there is already VERY little titanium, mostly for aesthetic purposes). Oh yeah, don't forget 64 bit ready OS X.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, not to defend anyone, but AppleInsider reported about th widescreen iMac last summer and someone else reported about the new mouse and keyborad (can't remember who) Steve Jobs mentioned something about the superdrive in the iMac so that would be easy to assume it who be in all PMs. And given the iPod, it seems a safe bet to say that Apple may be on a white/metal design case groove right now with their revisions.
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post #97 of 164
Some of his predictions may turn out, due to the shotgun effect, but if more than half his predictions come true, I'll eat my own ass


you will remember to make an iMovie out of it won't you ?
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post #98 of 164
Just serve up the footage on your web site, we'll do the rest.

By the way, I'll send you a case of beer too...just for eating your own ass on camera. I figure you need some added incentive.
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post #99 of 164
I think no predictions are concrete, things can change minutes before showtime. Remember the last PowerMac revision?

And BTW who is eating his own ass again?
post #100 of 164
Can Moderator bring back old KORMAC76 post ?

It will give you some idea.

The gigawire is 1394b spec.

The differnce is that it is plastic FibraOptic port which will be core of Home network.

Current Firewire is limited in 5M. The plastic Fibraoptic is cheap & very reliable. Also it can reach over 100 M.

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post #101 of 164
Oh dear god.

Screed
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post #102 of 164
100megs or 1000megs? Cause isn't 1000 megs a gig (technically) where as 100 megs is only, well, 100 megs?

Why the name gigawire and not 100MegsWire?
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post #103 of 164
Here we go again!

Welcome back Kormac
post #104 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>100megs or 1000megs? Cause isn't 1000 megs a gig (technically) where as 100 megs is only, well, 100 megs?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I believe he meant 100 meters [of cable].
post #105 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by whee:
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I believe he meant 100 meters [of cable].</strong><hr></blockquote>

OH, hahahaha, 'reaches 100m' hehehe D'OH!
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post #106 of 164
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Get ready to eat your ass.
post #107 of 164
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now now...

nobody needs to eat anyones ass kids
post #108 of 164
The ass eating is on if G5s are released!!
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post #109 of 164
Kormac .... Glad to see you back. Any predictions concerning new products at MacWorld?

[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: allen ]</p>
post #110 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by kormac77:
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Guess who I was. </strong><hr></blockquote>

*Gasp* Were you ... THAT kormac?
post #111 of 164
beer to wash down ass-taste...mmmm...
post #112 of 164
Kormac (real Kormac), perhaps you should start a new thread with your predictions.
post #113 of 164
This isn't chicanery to develop psychological profile of you so we can hunt you down, but what would one's motivation for posting this information.

Generosity?

Power-trip?

Help us turds out?

SIncere question.
post #114 of 164
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Stop with the dueling kormacs.
post #115 of 164
If you really want us to believe that you are indeed telling the truth, then you're going to have to do a whole lot better than come on here, and type down a bunch of specs. Pics? Sketches? Something!?

Do you really expect us to believe you?

There have been far too many people on these boards over the past four years who come here, and make wild ass predicitions about upcoming hardware.

Prove it, or go home.
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post #116 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by SYN:
<strong>DDR Ram is a go with machines shiping with 266MHz DDR SDRAM. he new bus will be 400 Mhz or four times faster than the current G4 equivelant.

...

Unless I'm mistaken, 400Mhz is 3 times faster than the current G4s...

And I don't think it's possible to have a 400MHz FSB along with 266MHz DDR... Not sure though, can anyone back this up?</strong><hr></blockquote>


You are right. The only chipsets that make use of a 400MHz FSB are the P4 motherboards. They don't use DDR. They use RIMMs.

I'd say Apple would choose the 266MHz DDR route due to a wider acceptance of the format. RIMMs (PC800) are expensive.
post #117 of 164
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Who is this Kormac fellow?
post #118 of 164
[quote]Originally posted by Majuki:
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You are right. The only chipsets that make use of a 400MHz FSB are the P4 motherboards. They don't use DDR. They use RIMMs.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

These aren't the only chipsets that utilize a 400MHz FSB. Alpha's (now Compaq I suppose) oldish EV6 motherboards could use a 400MHz bus. I don't know if they did. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> I'm sure there's higher speeds available by now.

DDR seems the most likely route for RAM, perhaps PC2700 (DDR333), or the older PC2100 (DDR266). I don't think anyone wants to touch Rambus after all those lawsuits.

[ 12-27-2001: Message edited by: whee ]</p>
post #119 of 164
I think you guys would be quite surprised if you knew how many people really know what Apple's up to. I'm actually surprised that things aren't leaked more often. It seems everyone thinks "Only Steve and his close buddies know what's coming out", but this is simply not the case.

Think about everything a product goes through before it is released. Testing on the product is done, commercials are shot and edited. Photo's are shot, edited and sent to printers all over the country for ads and posters.

Just think about it and you can get the idea. A lot of people know. A friend of mine is even working on images of what ever is coming out at MWSF right now. He wouldn't tell me what it is (he's under NDA just like everyone else), and even if he did, I wouldn't tell you guys. That would ruin all the fun. He did say "Don't buy anything!" and I was like "Please, tell me something that I don't know."

Anyway, I'm not saying that this guy's legit or not, I'm just saying it's extremely possible he could be.

[ 12-28-2001: Message edited by: BKuchta ]</p>
post #120 of 164
Mastergating, I just wanna say thanks for the info, it smacks of reliability.

cheers!

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