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Macrazy
Sep 19, 2002, 12:00 PM
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,3959,543317,00.asp

About time!

D*I*S_Frontman
Sep 19, 2002, 12:31 PM
We will all have to wait a year for it, but it should be worth the wait.

IBM looks like its going for the jugular on ol' Intel/M$--Mac and Linux OS's running on their new chips. Cool.

The blurb about the G5 by Motorola was also encouraging.

This is all good news for me--someone who is not planning an upgrade for a year. I'm sure it is an agonizing wait for people buying Mac towers now, knowing the foundations of the technology are going to change dramatically in the next 12 months or so.

I wonder how this stuff slipped past Apple Legal. I mean, unveiling the next chip when you can't sell the current towers has got to sting a bit. Doesn't help when benchmarks put the 1.25 ghz in a dead heat with the old 1 ghz machine in many respects.

The best news is that Apple is no longer technologically hamstrung by Moto for their top-end hardware. IBM is just the kick-in-the-pants Moto needs to get crackin' on faster chips.

Hemingray
Sep 19, 2002, 12:35 PM
FYI, there's been an "official" thread released on this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=11569