View Full Version : Genesi announces 970MP systems

Sep 29, 2005, 08:37 PM
Genesi, a PowerPC-based computer manufacturer, has announced (http://www.genesippc.com/press.php?date=20050926) that they'll be making systems with the 970MP (dual core G5) processor. OSNews (http://osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=12002) has some coverage.

Sep 29, 2005, 08:39 PM
Will it run OSX?

Sep 29, 2005, 08:51 PM
to run Linux???

Open Desktop Workstation

1GHz G4 processor
80GB Hard Disk
DualLayer DVD Writer
ATI Radeon 9250
The ODW is the only Linux PowerPC solution available on the market today that is validated as Ready for IBM Technology and is sold by Freescale through DevTool Direct.

Sep 29, 2005, 08:54 PM
It'll probably run OS X via Mac-on-Linux, but I'm pretty sure that this would be a breach of licence. I think it comes with Linux and MorphOS (http://www.morphos-team.net) (their current systems come with these).

Sun Baked
Sep 29, 2005, 09:07 PM
Along with the news that the Freescale dual core e600 will be delayed til the second half of 2006. :(

And likely expect the new full e600-core G4 to face a similar delay, so it looks like the 7448 bridge chip may be the last G4 Powerbook (if even that) -- and the delay once again has Jobs pissed as they have to do a last minute update to the 7448 while probably killing the new chipset. :rolleyes: