late development rackmount pic
I guess we won't know if they spiffed up the design for the shipping version until the 15th, but here's a picture of one of the pretty late testing servers sent out in March. This one has a single 1.0 Ghz G3 CPU, I guess from IBM. The design isn't final, but seems close. The power and reset buttons (and network and power LEDs) are still on the back, but i assume they will be on the front for the final version. Also, i assume either front-mounted NIC or the modem will go (not worth having both, other than for developmental testing convenience. They're both used basically just for quick system diagnostics from a laptop.) The back doesn't look nearly as finished as the front. It looks more 'hand made', with somewhat rough cutouts for ethernet, power, switches etc. This seems to imply that the front has been 'designed', and thus the final version might be quite similar. BTW - no pics of the back, as each one is slightly different (being 'hand cut') and thus recognizeable.