Developer Transition Kit: arrived!

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jsw

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The Developer Transition Kit arrived at my doorstep this morning.

If someone has the License Agreement handy, let me know - I'll post more pics if it is allowed (not sure). Until then, I'm pretty sure posting pics of the front and back isn't going to violate anything:



My new daughter (Sydney Claire) arrived June 16th; my parents are visiting from out of state; I have no DVI monitor. Result: no testing for a bit. However, rest assured that, once I can, I'll torture this sucker. ;)
 

debroglie

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jsw said:
The Developer Transition Kit arrived at my doorstep this morning.

If someone has the License Agreement handy, let me know - I'll post more pics if it is allowed (not sure). Until then, I'm pretty sure posting pics of the front and back isn't going to violate anything:



My new daughter (Sydney Claire) arrived June 16th; my parents are visiting from out of state; I have no DVI monitor. Result: no testing for a bit. However, rest assured that, once I can, I'll torture this sucker. ;)
Wow.. I'm jealous. Do you have a VGA monitor that you could use with the adapter? If you can, PLEASE take pictures of the insides and post them.

Congrats on the new daughter!
 

patseguin

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I'd like to know what's under the hood. ;)

EDIT: Congrats on your new baby girl!
 

zelmo

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Forget the InteliMac, and let's get on to far more important things:

Congrats on your new daughter. Sydney Claire is a great name, and a safe monogram, too. :)
 

iJon

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you can buy an adapter to get a vga monitor on there, remember that. keep us posted if your allowed.

jon
 

jsw

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I'll post pics of the inside as soon as someone can post the license agreement or whatever (I might look it up tonight - nothing came with the Mac). I could send to those who PM a request, I suppose. ;). Otherwise, I'll post what I can. Don't want to get it yanked away from me!

FWIW: it's very, very empty inside. Tiny MB, that's about it.
 

liketom

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someone needs to post the agrement !! i wonder why they did not send you one with it? unless it say's something when you paid for it .

if you can and when you can let us know how much that fan kicks in to see how much heat that bad boy makes

congrats on your new arrival :D
 

cubist

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I'd like it if you could try plugging in a Mac-formatted iPod and see if it works.

(edit) didn't it come with the DVI-to-VGA adapter? If not, that's weird.
 

Steven1621

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perhaps i am too much of a geek, but i thought the new powermac was your daughter. to my credit, there have been people on these boards that have names for their computer.
 

Flying Llama

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Steven1621 said:
perhaps i am too much of a geek, but i thought the new powermac was your daughter. to my credit, there have been people on these boards that have names for their computer.
ROTLF!
What is humanity coming to!

llama :rolleyes:
 

ITASOR

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cubist said:
I'd like it if you could try plugging in a Mac-formatted iPod and see if it works.

(edit) didn't it come with the DVI-to-VGA adapter? If not, that's weird.
Why wouldn't the iPod thing work? The HD formatting is the same on the intel macs as the PPC macs, I think.
 

iJon

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ITASOR said:
Why wouldn't the iPod thing work? The HD formatting is the same on the intel macs as the PPC macs, I think.
I was about to say the same thing. People still think the world has gone to hell with this switch :)

jon
 

yoda13

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Well, if the motherboard is so tiny and the inside is so empty, looks like the final shipping product might shrink inside a little bit, what do you guys think? The current PM case is awfully big, IMHO.
 

iJon

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yoda13 said:
Well, if the motherboard is so tiny and the inside is so empty, looks like the final shipping product might shrink inside a little bit, what do you guys think? The current PM case is awfully big, IMHO.
Either smaller or more HD Bays. I would also want at least one more cd bay. Although Apple finds this hardly needed "I" would like to see it. I think Hard Drive bays are a big one too. I like the old G4 days with support for 4 drives, that was nice. Other than that, smaller cause is much needed and better and curvier handles. That G5 is a bitch to carry.

jon
 

ITASOR

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Yeah, I totally agree. I carried one for a long time, and the "handles" are more like hand-razorblade-cutters....ouch.
 

patseguin

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I'm curious about the duration of the hardware ownership. From what I remember, they charge $999 and then say that the hardware must be returned by 21/31/06? I'm assuming that the $999 gets credited back to you?

Oh, and I don't have the license agreement either, but I am willing to bet that they will forbid ANY photos of the hardware and ANY disclosure of hardware configuration, benchmarks, etc.
 

dejo

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yoda13 said:
Well, if the motherboard is so tiny and the inside is so empty, looks like the final shipping product might shrink inside a little bit, what do you guys think? The current PM case is awfully big, IMHO.
Can you say "Power Mac mini"?...
 

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patseguin said:
I'm curious about the duration of the hardware ownership. From what I remember, they charge $999 and then say that the hardware must be returned by 21/31/06? I'm assuming that the $999 gets credited back to you?

Oh, and I don't have the license agreement either, but I am willing to bet that they will forbid ANY photos of the hardware and ANY disclosure of hardware configuration, benchmarks, etc.
If I recall correctly, they do NOT credit back the $999.
 

liketom

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mrzeve said:
If I recall correctly, they do NOT credit back the $999.
thats just a con !! at least let them have the mac

i wonder how long it will be before someone else post pics of inside that beasty lol like how are apple gonna know who took it ? :confused:
 

dejo

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liketom said:
i wonder how long it will be before someone else post pics of inside that beasty lol like how are apple gonna know who took it ? :confused:
You have not been paying attention to the Apple v. John Does lawsuits lately? They will sue to find out!
 

Sun Baked

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liketom said:
thats just a con !! at least let them have the mac

i wonder how long it will be before someone else post pics of inside that beasty lol like how are apple gonna know who took it ? :confused:
They don't return your money to you when you lease/rent a car either, since you are paying for the time you have it.

But he doesn't want to post pictures, or send them to someone who will post them for him - unless it's OK in the agreement.
 

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