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post #41 of 109
Actually, it's not out of the question.

Why? Well, honestly...how damn long can such a boring, niche item like File-f***ing-Maker be given prominent, home-page status?



[ducks] Okay, okay...it's not "niche" I guess. But honestly...does anyone outside certain segment really give a flip? Certainly not more than a week's worth of a flip, I'd imagine. I mean, anyone who's into it and uses it has already seen the home-page 48 times since it went up last week. It ain't that exciting, I don't care how widely used it is. Absolutely lacks in "ooh, ahh" appeal.

THAT is a one week front page resident if there's ever been one. Two weeks, MAX...and that's pushing it.

The ugly thing's already been up there nearly a week, right? I don't see it sitting up there another two or so weeks until April, so SOMETHING has to come: G5s, new displays, updated PowerBooks, some sort of new and worthwhile software update (Final Cut Pro Porno Edition, etc.), etc.

If that FileMaker stuff is still up there this time next week, I'll absolutely puke.

post #42 of 109
Better than 3 billion Pepsi bottles.
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post #43 of 109
Barely.

At least I can drink a Pepsi.
post #44 of 109
A lot of Fortune 500 companies are sitting up and taking notice, actually. FM Pro is almost certainly Apple's biggest presence in the business world, and this announcement will give Apple even more cred in that space.

Anyone calling for Apple to get serious about the business market needs to cope with the fact that when they do, it's not going to be anything flashy.

I want to d/l the demo, whip some stuff up and show my boss. This is exactly the sort of thing we could use. It's exciting... if you're the right kind of geek.
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post #45 of 109
Oh, don't get me wrong...I totally dig and appreciate what it means and where it points and all, for the platform. It's just, you know, not everyone's cup of tea...and I don't see it being on the front page for another 2 or so weeks, that's all. I was being purposely over-the-top in my previous post, for effect.



For those who rely on things like FileMaker, more power to them. Go buy it!

I say there's an even 50/50 chance of something released tomorrow, although the silence from Think Secret (and even AppleInsider) kinda speaks volumes. They usually seem to give a one-day's "heads up" quite a bit.

And it might not even be an Apple thing, I guess. They've highlighted Quark, Adobe CS and other stuff there in the past.

We'll know, either way, in about 12 hours or so.
post #46 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by pscates
some sort of new and worthwhile software update (Final Cut Pro Porno Edition

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post #47 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by pscates
the silence from Think Secret (and even AppleInsider) kinda speaks volumes. They usually seem to give a one-day's "heads up" quite a bit.

So true.
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post #48 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Rhumgod
Nah, they'll surprise everyone and do it the day after, Wed the 17th. St Patty's day. And it'll be glowing GREEN!


yah it could work... a green iMac base with a special shamrock inside of the apple irish stuff is great.... mainly cuz thats my herritage but its still kool.... that and canadian stuff
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post #49 of 109
so G5 owners does the "Improved Fan Control system function for Power Mac G5 computers" work?
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post #50 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Eupfhoria
so G5 owners does the "Improved Fan Control system function for Power Mac G5 computers" work?

i don't own one but hear it does
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post #51 of 109
I hope you are right, I need an update. As long as we are going with insane betting, 25 cents says that PB G5's will come tomorrow.
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post #52 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Crusader
I hope you are right, I need an update. As long as we are going with insane betting, 25 cents says that PB G5's will come tomorrow.

I'm ****ing taking you for that.
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post #53 of 109
I'd bet on a small across the line speed bump (G4) on the iMacs first before we get the motherlode G5 tower upgrades. Hopefully a price drop too.

Me thinks that product line is in a bit more dire straits. Yes, it needs a major overhaul with a G5 in it...but that's later after the dual 3Ghz towers are revealed later this summer.
post #54 of 109
Even if they don't, you can go out the next day and get piss drunk about it. And since everyone else is because of that blessed irish holiday, nobody will know how bloody geeky you are for drinking Wednesday.
post #55 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Crusader
I hope you are right, I need an update. As long as we are going with insane betting, 25 cents says that PB G5's will come tomorrow.

No, that would be the only insane bet. We've got a much better chance to see updated G5s tomorrow. That PB won't show for a while. But I'll take you up on it though, PM my for my home address, I want my quarter.
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post #56 of 109
PowerMac7,3 must be new G5.

Current G5 is PowerMac7,2.

from AppleMacRISC4PE.kext's info.plist:

<key>PowerMac7,2</key>
<string>PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin</string>
<key>PowerMac7,3</key>
<string>PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin</string>
<key>RackMac3,1</key>
<string>RackMac3_1_PlatformPlugin</string>

--------------

interesting no?

Apparently hidden inside 10.3.3 update, thx to tad44 for finding this, to be confirmed by others I guess.. p.s. can someone check to make sure?

Our milage (kilometerage) may vary
post #57 of 109
wtf, translation?
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post #58 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by gsxrboy
PowerMac7,3 must be new G5.

Current G5 is PowerMac7,2.

from AppleMacRISC4PE.kext's info.plist:

<key>PowerMac7,2</key>
<string>PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin</string>
<key>PowerMac7,3</key>
<string>PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin</string>
<key>RackMac3,1</key>
<string>RackMac3_1_PlatformPlugin</string>

--------------

interesting no?

Apparently hidden inside 10.3.3 update, thx to tad44 for finding this, to be confirmed by others I guess.. p.s. can someone check to make sure?

Our milage (kilometerage) may vary

Based on the context of the post I assume that those "plug-ins" are equivilent to system enablers in the OS 9 days.

That takes care of the soon to be "shipping" Xserves and soon to be anounced PM's (Hopefully), but what is the highest number for the iMac, and what was it up to before this software update?
post #59 of 109
Is it possible that the first G5's were 7.2 and the dual 1.8 became the 7.3?
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post #60 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Is it possible that the first G5's were 7.2 and the dual 1.8 became the 7.3?

If 7.3 was not in the last update of the OS then I would say not it is not possible. Also, with such a minor change to the dual set-up, basically down-clocking a dual 2.0, I doubt that it required a seperate enabler for it to work.
post #61 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Is it possible that the first G5's were 7.2 and the dual 1.8 became the 7.3?

No. 10.3.2's AppleMacRISC4PE info.plist didn't have:
<key>Powermac7,3</key>
post #62 of 109
There he is ! and I credited you too
post #63 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by gsxrboy
There he is ! and I credited you too

Hi there!

Here's another info.
This must be PowerTune related change:
PowerMac7_3_CPUCoolingCtrlLoop
===
% cd /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMacRISC4PE.kext/Contents/PlugIns/PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/MacOS
% strings PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin | grep PowerMac
PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin
PowerMac7_2
PowerMac7,2 Thermal Manager: detected uncalibrated system: fans to full
PowerMac7,2 Thermal Manager: detected MLB/MPU mismatch: fans to full, CPU(s) to reduced
PowerMac7_2_CPUPowerSensor
PowerMac7_2_ScaledSensor
PowerMac7_2_CPUTempSensor
PowerMac7_2_SlewCtrlLoop
PowerMac7_2_SlotFanCtrlLoop
PowerMac7_2_CPUFanCtrlLoop
PowerMac7,2 Thermal Manager: Thermal Runaway Detected: System Will Sleep
PowerMac7_2_PIDCtrlLoop
PowerMac7_2_PCIPowerSensor
PowerMac7_2_UniProcCPUBExhaustFanControl
PowerMac7_3_CPUCoolingCtrlLoop
PowerMac7,3 Thermal Manager: Thermal Runaway Detected: System Will Sleep
com.apple.driver.PowerMac7_2_PlatformPlugin
post #64 of 109
My gut tells me a Tuesday in March, and there aren't many left.

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post #65 of 109
Nothing today, you loose.
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post #66 of 109
No new hardware today or this month.

April is also very unlikely.

iPod is king right now and Apple, frankly, seems to have lost interest in CPU sales.

Looking at the front page on their site, you would think they don't sell computers at all.

Its now the Apple MP3 Player and Music Company. \
post #67 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by msantti
iPod is king right now and Apple, frankly, seems to have lost interest in CPU sales.

Looking at the front page on their site, you would think they don't sell computers at all.

Its now the Apple MP3 Player and Music Company. \

Give me a break.
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post #68 of 109
I can't believe anyone is taking yet another retarded thread from Dr_Holistic seriously. Haven't we banned this guy yet?
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post #69 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Addison
Nothing today, you loose.

Isn't that a bit premature ?
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post #70 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by segovius
Isn't that a bit premature ?

Not that I think anything's coming, but it seems to me that updates usually occur around 7:15 or 7:30 my time. It's only 6:30
post #71 of 109
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Originally posted by Jubelum
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can't we all just get along?
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post #72 of 109
but for posterity, the iTunes music store updates with new music every tuesday.



I guess it is for posterity also that Albums and Movies (DVDs) are released on Tuesdays too - or is that just to coincide with the iTunes update???!
post #73 of 109
Is it possible that with the current (UK) memory deal, we will not see new models until after the promotion has finished?

Oh BTW the promo ends May 8th















Although the US deal ends March 27th....maybe 30th for updates then?
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post #74 of 109
Bummer, no updates yet. At least I dreamed about them!

By the way my dream had a 3.2Ghz, and it was $3299.99
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8x SuperDrive
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Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz, iPod mini green & silver & pink, iPod Photo 30g, 1g iPod Shuffle
160GB HDD
8x SuperDrive
512MB RAM
AirPort Extreme
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post #75 of 109
My dream had a dual 2.7.
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post #76 of 109
Obligatory Simpson's Quote:

Nelson:
"HA HA!"



i wish there were the updates today too, but hey, we cant all be right
post #77 of 109
Why not just wait until Noon before claiming that anyone is wrong.
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post #78 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by Messiahtosh
Why not just wait until Noon before claiming that anyone is wrong.

It's noon someplace. WRONG!
post #79 of 109
Quote:
Originally posted by tman
It's noon someplace. WRONG!

?

In the United States, Noon does not happen for an hour in the East still.
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post #80 of 109
well, updates are usually at 9am est, that's why.

Plus, its almost noon, and the store would be down by now.
I don't know why people got all worked up.
All signs point to the 23rd or 30th with regards to promos and what not.
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