Lets go back to April 29th 1998

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by stevey500, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Yea, well Steve is known to change his mind.

    Remember when he said that flash music players were a waste of money?
     
  2. aussiemac86 macrumors 6502

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    "$55 million Q2 profit for apple"
    in the hot news ticker, anyone know what Q2 for this financial year almost gone was? Ill bet it was a helluva lot more.

    .......and beige powermacs, arent we all glad thats behind us.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    So what? That was a Pentium II versus a 603. Different story, different time, different technology, different propaganda.
     
  4. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    you mean G3, not 603. G3s were a pretty nice processor when they were first released. I got a 233mhz G3 when they were first released in 1997 and that computer was faster than any other computer I could find. That processor really opened the door for the iMac's success. It was one of the few times when Apple computers were, without a doubt more powerful than any other PCs, and when they were at least on par with the price/dollar deal.

    That's not the case now and hasn't been the case for some years. I never was interested in any intel processors until the pentium M. It seems Apple feels the same way.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I was under the impressions that a 603 WAS a G3. But I was incorrect.
     
  6. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    thats a great site...I have been looking around for previous applestore pages for a while...slow server though
     
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  8. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    It's amazing how close the towers and the PowerBooks were back then. The top PowerMac was 300MHz, while the PowerBooks topped out at 250MHz.
     
  9. jared_kipe macrumors 68030

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    Not that close 20% speed increase. And more due to notebook hard drives and such.

    Anyway, do we want to go back to OS8.1?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I smell a poll. :rolleyes:
     
  11. njmac macrumors 68000

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    That font on the Hot News Ticker just brought back a flood of memories of my G3 iMac. If only I could get it working..... (it took a power surge and has been dead for a few years now :( )
     
  12. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I think you mean "poll" perhaps? Sorry, I normally wouldn't point out spelling mistakes, but this one was really funny to me, although I'm not sure why... :p
     
  13. liketom macrumors 601

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    wooooha check these prices lol

    don't think i could afford any of them lol

    i wonder how much they are worth now? :rolleyes:
     
  14. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing the powerbook still gets you around $250. That's not bad for a 6 year old computer. Desktops prolly only get about $100.
     
  15. ClarkeB macrumors 6502

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    300MHz G3!!! OMG TEH FASATS COMPTR EVRrerrrr!11!!1

    I bet my 1.8GHz G5 couldn't compete with it!
     
  16. zap2 macrumors 604

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    i think thats G5 G4 and G3 are faster then pentuim1-4, i think thats Jobs thinks that too. It is in the fututre where PPC stops being faster, then intel( thats the plan that Jobs is banking on.)
     
  17. dejo Moderator

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    I don't believe Steve ever said all flash-based MP3 players were a waste of money. Do you have a link to when/where he said that? He has said (at MWSF 2004, when he introduced the iPod mini) that cheap (under $100) flash-based players don't hold enough songs to be useful and end up getting thrown in a drawer.

    "Flash iPod Details?" thread posting from me
     
  18. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    The original iMac had a G3 in it? I don't remember that. But whatever.
    The picture of those G3 towers brings back many memories of lusting for a computer that I just would NEVER own, or even use for that matter.

    The funny thing is a few months back I came across a friends Dad that has a 9600 and I started laughing, it was not so long ago that I thought that THAT computer was just the apex of all that is computing. I'm sure in a few years, I'll run across a G5 2.7 and start laughing once again. I'm so proud to have used Macs since the 68020 processors. All in all, the 604 PowerPC was the best of the Generation 2 PowerPC's. 601 was pretty good too.
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What? No one gets Polish jokes anymore? ;)
     
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    The link is great - fun to explore the other links. It's nice that apple maintains the digital history. The PB price reminds me of how expensive stuff was just a few years back - my IIsi was used and still over $2000.00 in '92; a good video card add on was over $1000; my 500 MB ext drive (need b/c my IIsi only had a 40 MB HD) was over $600 in '95 (or over $100 a MB) - adjust those numbers for 3% yearly inflation and they're even scarier / today's prices are even better.

    Just was thinking about the $10,000.00 price of the IIfx!! THAT was something.
     
  22. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    This just goes to prove. Web archive is amazing! You can't hide your past ;) .
     

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