No Piles and Naming Processors

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    MacOSRumors updates after a long hiatus, and claims that they have seen early builds of Panther. In the brief report, the claim speed improvements as well as no Piles feature currently available.

    In addition, they report that upcoming machines may employ the use of processor names/numbers rather than the "G" (G3, G4) names.
     
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    Well, like anything Apple, I highly doubt that Apple would show any new and/or groundbreaking to the media. Look at what happened with the iTunes Music Store. The LA Times leaked it and everyone already knew what was coming. That would take all of the suprise and fun out of it. And we all know how Apple loves to suprise us.
     
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    Yeah, whatever. I guess that confirms that we're getting piles in Panther, since MacOSRumors said we're not.

    JW
     
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    OK, the body text appeared later. Never mind.
     
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    It looks like there is an html error in the body text.
     
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    That alone is enough to discredit this report. Dual 970 in a Powerbook??? This implies .09-process 970s as a minimum condition, and, from what I've read, Jan. is way too soon for mass production of .09-process 970s.

    And no MacOSRumors does not qualify as 'the media,' even if you have a truly low esteem of the media. MacOSRumors, in my book, as one of the worst records of any rumors sites. I cannot remember the last time they've been right in the last two plus years I've been actively following the rumor scene.
     
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    Naming processors

    That's funny, when I read the headline, I got completely the wrong impression of what was meant by "naming processors."

    For a second I was envisioning a utility that would allow you to assign names to each processor on your mac, so if you had a dual, you could call one 'jimmy' and one 'joe-bob' and then when you looked at CPU usage in other utilities, you could see how busy jimmy and joe-bob were. That would make it a lot more personal than just calling them processor 1 and 2.

    Oh well, it will probably never happen. It probably wouldn't be too hard to make a Konfabulator widgit that would do something like this though...









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    So if Piles are out, what are we really to expect in features from Panther? I guess we'll get more insight from WWDC but right now it will be a hard sell.

    "No new features but gosh-darn it's faster"
     
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    no new features

    Maybe they'll just call it 10.2.7 and it will be available via software update immediately.
    I'd be down with that.
    Are people really excited about 10.3? I feel like there was much more excitement this time last year.
    Maybe after the WWDC we'll have something to be excited about (apart from 970s - I'm talking software), but I'm not sure what it will be.








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    Re: no new features

    I'm excited about 10.3, mostly b/c of the possibility of piles and other new quirks that might make my mac experience easier (althought I know many of you said you had no interest in piles).
    The reason I was much more interested in 10.2 though is b/c I really needed a speed boost over 10.1. I'll take speed over piles and other nifty features. Those are just icing on the cake.:D
     
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    Re: no new features

    I'm excited about 10.3, mostly b/c of the possibility of piles and other new quirks that might make my mac experience easier (althought I know many of you said you had no interest in piles).
    The reason I was much more interested in 10.2 though is b/c I really needed a speed boost over 10.1. I'll take speed over piles and other nifty features. Those are just icing on the cake.:D
     
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    I hope iSmells prediction pans out and 10.2.7 will be available via software update. And hopefully it'll fix my "Pulling the power cord to restart my brand spanking new 1.25 dp power mac because it is too tired to wake up from sleeping".
     
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    The best thing that they ever reported was after they released the 733 power mac.

    They claimed that a dual 1.oghz powerbook would be on its way in 6-9months...

    For anyone new.
    MacOSRumors is NOW the worst rumors site in the known internet.

    you have a better chance of getting things right buy spinning a selection wheel
     
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    MacOSRumors

    I'm just sitting here laughing at the anti MacOSRumors, expect to see piles because MacOSRumors say you shouldn't! hehe
     
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    2 things

    1. don't pull the powercord. It corrupts the HD and you will have severe disk damage. Just hold the power button down for about 5 seconds and she'll rebooty
    2. This only confirms my experience with sleep mode..since os7 i have never been able to get it to be stable enough so i don't do it..drive stays spinning and computer stays awake..only thing that gets to shut her eyes is the monitor.
     
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    for what its worth, MOSR wasnt always a crock of **** like most believe they are now. remember when the B&W Powermac G3s came out? they had rough sketches up the night before they were out, and i think they had correct specs too maybe.
     
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    If you read the article is says 'plenty of new features' but they can't say what they are until more is made public. I guess an attempt to legitimize their info.

    As for piles, it could well be added later. We only know Apple has a patent, no real word if piles will ever make it to X.
     
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    Actually - Appleinsider had sketches of the B&W PowerMac... not MOSR.

    That being said... MOSR did used to have some accurate info...

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    Actually 2 places claim that Piles will be coming to Mac OS X

    MacEdition and eWeek had articles indicating so.

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    MOSR was my introduction to the rumor scene (along with appleinsider). Seemed to be relatively accurate back then, about 4 or 5 years ago. At least there stuff wasn't totally far fetched and didn't seem like rampant speculation. Once I found macrumors though I never really looked back. I check MOSR every now and again just to see what they say, but never really pay that much attention to them or put any stock in what they say.
     
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    Re: no new features

    Well, i guess there's not to much worth beeing exited about if you don't get new hardware with it.
    If they finally have a good unplug and go away support, it will be worth buying though.
    I really hate all the problems the system has when you forget to unmount a networkshare before you switch - networks.
     
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    1. Thanks for the info. The 5 second (tried a whole minute too) didn't work for me though. I know pulling the plug is bad. So from now on I'll just leave the beast running.

    2. My 350 g4 never had this problem.
     
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    If this rumor would have come from a rumor site with a better track record, would it have made the main page, or would this still be a page 2 worthy rumor?:confused:
    Just wondering.
     
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    No Piles

    My earlier comments in this thread notwithstanding....the rumour did not say that piles will not be included in Panther. It said that that last week's builds did not contain them. The latter statement might imply, but certainly does not guarantee, the former.
     

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