Spooky>I think pro users are far far down apple's list
(apple's main source of revenue rates down the bottom?)
Now this is another entry on my list of moronic things uttered on rumor forums
(i can't remember all of them ad verbatim, but if you please
1) "There is no G5", often linked with "It's all up to Motorola" (or similar)
(sure, Apple's just sitting on their hands, doing nothing wrt a next generation processor.)
2) "There's no G5 soon because Apple doesn't listen."
(Apple isn't your spouse, in case you haven't noticed yet; if they can
release something to maximise revenue, believe me, they will. Corporations
are not impetuous humans [all the moto-killed-ppc-dev-out-of-spite theory
fans please take excruciatingly detailed note]; rather, they work to
please their owners, out of necessity [please, nothing about `Apple's
stock price tanking'; Apple's market cap is irrelevant).
3) The third of the existing doesn't take the form of a cutnpaste quote,
but rather the general sentiment that a desktop G5 isn't imminent because
Motorola has already announced their first Book E compliant processor will
be released in the second half of the year (usually followed by
something about `ruling out a G5 release until SF03').
Now there's a number of ways around this: pure BS (out of contractual
secrecy with Apple), semantic escapology such as the G5 Apple uses not being
from `Motorola' but instead from `Apple'; an `Apple G5', for example.
[the reasons for a desktop G5 development being conducted by Apple rather
than Motorola is obvious and has been discussed in depth already.]
>Bu the time we get a G5 the wintel world will be at 2GHz Itanium, DDR2 et al.
The Itanium isn't going anywhere near 2 Ghz. The maximum clockspeed of
McKinley is 1 GHz (taken from Kins Collins' CPUs.html page -- can't find
it right now), and it's possible that the even the third in line won't be
near 2 Ghz max, I suppose.
>lets face it - its the G5, not the Mhz, that are the myth.[/QB][/QUOTE]
Does this qualify as 1)? I believe it does, as (given that `G5' is the
name given to Apple's next-generation processor) it boils down to "the
G5... [is] the myth".
(Yes, you're correct, Apple's not doing anything at all with regard to
future processor development. They'd rather forsake the largest chunk of
their revenue and a large part of their installed base. Indeed, Apple
would forgo such revenues... *sarcasm off*)
All flames welcome and will be replied to in turn. Constructive opinion
/me steps into flame-proof suit