[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
<strong>Conservative christian freak!
Good one...I'm about as much a Jesus freak as Marilyn Manson is a wholesome roll model for today's youth...but even I can laugh at that.
Probably because my sister-in-law *is* a Conservative Christian Freak, or maybe freakishly conservative if one prefers.
An no I have nothing that proves the G5 is a pipe dream. Clearly it exists, but as far as implementation into Mac towers I still have my doubts. Motorola, for the past 24-30 months has done next to nothing to alleviate that doubt. Many expos have come and gone with our starry-eyed wishes trounced again and again, even though they get more reasonable each time just by virue of time itself passing us by with no substantive changes other than the G4e and a slight clock boost....
I admit I'm a pessimist when it comes to these things, but in the case, I have ample reason to be one. The odd thing is, when I do Google searches of various combinations of G5 terminology, inevitably every site (even foreign ones) seems to draw its venom from the Register, which is sad consideirng how completely wrong their recent articles have turned out to be.
I think their source is a total fraud as evidenced by their statements such as "our Motorola source, if indeed that is what he is". I mean if they can't even remotely varify, why get people's hopes up like that? I think what the Register did was borderline irresponsible. If they want to be a MOSR for the UK, fine...but I just think what they've done is lame. They've mislead everyone and not even tried to explain it or offer a retraction or new investigation.
They try to come off as a news and commentary site, but really I think stuff like this bears out how false the news part is. They're hype dressed as solid information IMO....
Hopefully we'll find out soon enough what's in store. Surprised no one pressed Apple on the conference call today in ways that might've gotten them to elaborate on their pro line strategy for 2002. If you think about it, after waiting for basically 12+ months for a legitimate upgrade they would be wise to just say
"Hey, we're working on the next generation of Power Macs. They will be significantly more powerful than any currently available in terms of processing capabilities, expandability, etc. They won't be ready until the second quarter of this calenday year, so in the meantime we're offering a new discount on the existing power mac line beyond, which is _______ ."
People would be so happy that Apple was straight with them for a change, and offered reason to buy the existing towers in the meantime. I mean the existing dual machine and high-end Mac are clocked slow by todays standards, but they're still pretty damn powerful considering what I can do with my puny G4/500, ya know? People would buy them now (or what's left in the channel) if Apple dropped each by a couple hundred bucks say. I don't know why they're so secretive, given how far behind schedule they really are.
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