Ha... they would also have to give ear protection to everyone in SF due to the roar of the MW crowd when Steve announced themOriginally posted by superkatalog
they would have to deliver ear-protection for the fans in a quad powermac...
Originally posted by alex_ant
Quad Power Macs - the G4 is physically incapable of 4-way SMP.
Merlin 500 capitalizes on the new AltiVec technology-based 500 MHz MPC7410 PowerPC by supporting high-speed processing with both high-speed memory and high-speed communication. SKY has implemented the 250 MHz level 2 cache in the MPC7410 to provide developers with both high performance compute and the I/O power to maximize total computational throughput.
I'd like to see a upgraded AppleWorks, maybe even as a re branded OpenOffice.org with a good database such as MySQL, but with a goof Aqua interface built by Apple. Can you imagine a powerful db like MySQL but made to be as easy for the novice as things such as Access. Ok Access is anoying as hell but it'#s simple when the bugs arn't showing up.Originally posted by crazy_will
they need an Office killer to become viable for business use. AppleOffice, anyone?
I was thinking about iWorks as I was reading down the thread, but then I thought of the subject-verb agreement problem. It would just sound bad.Originally posted by paulwhannel
i'd like to see AppleWorks become something like iWorks, a true iapp, and have two modes: normal and professional. Normal for school and personal use, professional to compete more with the MS Office suite. I don't think you can deliver everyday ease-of-use in a professional suite, or professional power in a consumer app-- so two versions are a must...
Jeez, sorry for thinking. I'll never do it again .Originally posted by ddtlm
The reason why MS Office has no good compeditors is because MS Office is in fact very hard to equal. Regardless of your level of zealotry, in the real world Apple cannot just waltz out there and just kick MS's azz to the moon.
An interesting claim, and so lets go look at your supporting arguments...Actually, it's pretty ignorant to say that Apple can't just waltz out there and create an Office competitive version of Appleworks.
Hmmm, well that doesn't demonstrate any ability on the part of Apple, so lets keep looking...Apple has yet to put much effort into Appleworks (in X, it doesn't even use sheets).
You have provided no reason to believe that because it could be "good" that it will be. So lets keep looking...But if they've been working on a rebuild, there's no reason why it shouldn't be good.
And so is everyone else who has tried to design products to compete with MS Office. So, moving on...After all, they're professional programmers.
So in summary, you essentially made faith-based arguments about why Apple can be expected to kick azz to MS. Unfortunately your faith in Apple does nothing for the huge task that is making software that can defeat MS Office. My original point stands.If Apple decides to rework AppleWorks, it'll be good.
Out of those 25 million lines of code you would think that M$ would have added an "Open Recent" submenu under the file menu and just show the file name versus the path. geez...Originally posted by Kyle?
Actually, it's pretty ignorant to say that Apple can't just waltz out there and create an Office competitive version of Appleworks. Oh I know Office X was completely reworked with 25 mil new lines of code (most of which is trying its best to screw my tabs and otherwise autoformat my docs). Apple has yet to put much effort into Appleworks (in X, it doesn't even use sheets). But if they've been working on a rebuild, there's no reason why it shouldn't be good. After all, they're professional programmers. If Apple decides to rework AppleWorks, it'll be good.