March 11, 1998: G3 Processor Toasts Intel

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    Hahaha.. I wonder if this ad is on YouTube.
     
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    And eight years later, they sold Macs with Intel CPUs that were "five times faster" than their dog slow PowerPC-CPUs. The times, they are a-changing...
     
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    Maybe in 8 years all macs will be on ARMs. (You know I could see this new 10 inch touchsreen netbook on one of those new netbook atom-like ARM chips.)
     
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    I loved the old PPC ads from around when Steve came back. Brilliant, second only to 1984 IMO.
     
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    A little context helps, for those who might not remember or who weren't around then. This ad was in part a satire of Intel's "bunny suit" ads.
     
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    Well, it's only because IBM couldn't produce energy efficient chips (G5 PowerBook anybody?)...I'd say the G4 chip became dog-slow as it clearly hit a wall quickly, the G5, who knows how it could have progressed. Apple's direction has been mobile for a while now (same as industry), so focusing on high powered energy devouring chips wasn't their thing.
     
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    I think the G5 could have been a much better processor if IBM had taken it seriously. If they had gotten the dual core chips out about a year earlier I bet Apple would have stuck with them if a low power chip could have been made for the laptops. Its a shame really, I loved the G5 and still would love a quad 2.5GHz tower.
     
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    Fixed that for you. :)
     
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    Don't forget that at the time the G3 really was superior.... too bad you had to run Mac OS 9.
     
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    Too bad? I say: Thank God! In 1998, Windows users were running Windows 95.
     
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    And, in 1998, Mac users were actually using OS8.

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    And loving it! [with apologies to Don Adams]

    Even the Rhapsody Blue Box ran MacOS 8. When Apple announced that its OpenSTEP-based OS would be named MacOS X instead of Rhapsody, it also announced that MacOS 9 would transition the user base from MacOS 8 to MacOS X. MacOS 9 would also be the basis of the MacOS X Classic environment that would replace the Blue Box.
     
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    Ah, the good old days when Macs were still good.

    *hugs his iMac G3*
     
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    Quite brings a tear to the eye, don't it, old timer...

    *rubs gently against his B&W PowerMac*
     
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    Would you two like a room?
     
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    Those were soooooooo goofy.
     
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    They begged to be satirized. I tried finding one on Youtube without success.
     
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    Even my Wintel apologist friends at the time mocked them freely. Men in bunnysuits disco dancing... <shakes head>

    Still, this commercial is worse, and unfortunately, Mac-related. Fortunately it wasn't Apple's fault...
     
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    Yikes.

    Where did that come from?
     
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    It floated to the surface on YouTube a few years ago. I know nothing of its origin but it looks to be a legit old commercial.

    The dancing screams "bad wedding".
     
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    It's okay - I've got a cellar with a lock on the door...

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    Bad wedding is right,....I doubt that's a real commercial though.
     

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