Different types of Apple Computers?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by povcardesigns, May 25, 2007.

  1. povcardesigns macrumors newbie

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    What ever happened to the other mac companies like Motorola StarMax, Daystar, Power Computing, Radius, Umax. Because when I'm going mac shopping I don't have any of a choose in the type of brand computer I want.

    Are there going to be any alternatives for mac in the future?:confused:
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The Mac clones have been dead since Apple stopped licensing the needed hardware (the Mac ROM) in 1997. They will not be coming back either.
     
  3. Kosh66 macrumors 6502

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    Man, you missed 10 years of history. The Mac clones were killed off because they were stealing sales from Apple and not increasing the user base of the Mac.

    Some other things you may want to know are there is a new MacOS, it's called MacOS X, Macs went from using PowerPC 601, 603 and 604 processors to using G3, G4 and G5 PowerPCs and... wait for it... Apple is now using Intel Processors.
     
  4. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Did you not read his sig?
    He's running G3s with Jaguar.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I like the fact that he is running Windows 2000 on his G3.
     
  6. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Wow, This Guy must've come from the past in a time machine AKA John Titor
     
  7. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I noticed that too. I was assuming he was referring to VirtualPC etc.
    Did that even exist then?
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Yeah it existed. It was a Connectix product back then.
     
  9. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Funny, we're talking more about his sig than the post.

    I was wondering about Win2K - how slow is that gonna be on a G3??? Win98 seemed "ok"...
     

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