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chatin
Aug 15, 2006, 08:24 PM
As a part time computer historian, I find it interesting that the Xeon 5150 and the IBM 5150 are separated by exactly 25 years.

Introduced in August 1981, the IBM 5150 was the first PC made.

And, the Xeon 5150 is in the new Mac Pro - exactly twenty five years later!


Do you think the powers at Intel and Apple are trying to mark an anniversary Mac style?

IBM 5150

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/pc25/images/6705PH01.jpg

25th Anniversary Edition Xeon 5150

http://de.theinquirer.net/INQ_MacPro.jpg







:rolleyes:

jhu
Aug 15, 2006, 09:03 PM
you mean the first ibm personal computer made

opik
Aug 15, 2006, 09:24 PM
:eek: wow the things ppl notice..

Easy Rider
Aug 15, 2006, 11:29 PM
How far we've come

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MisterMe
Aug 16, 2006, 12:58 AM
....

Do you think the powers at Intel and Apple are trying to mark an anniversary Mac style?

IBM 5150

....The 30th Anniversary of the first Apple Computer is this year, but Apple has chosen not to celebrate it.
IBM is no longer in the personal computer business.
Why would Apple celebrate--however obliquely--a dead competitor's product when it didn't celebrate its own?

bousozoku
Aug 16, 2006, 01:34 AM
:eek: wow the things ppl notice..

Most people who know IBM equipment know the model numbers.

SteveJA
Aug 16, 2006, 06:36 AM
How far we've come

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Hmmm looks to me like the PC hasn't come very far at all!:D