Future of Power(PC)?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Dronecatcher, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    Well, whenever I jump ship from PPC (which will probably be somewhere in the 2020's), I'll have whatever he's having. The machine that kicks Intel @$$. I hope Apple eventually ditches Intel and moves to their Ax chip line, as soon as it gets powerful enough. - ...Who am I kidding? When Apple ditches Intel, they'll be ditching the Mac in favor of the iPad. The signs are already there.
     
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  3. G4fanboy macrumors regular

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    I hope to be using Mac OS 9 till 2040
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Ugh!
     
  5. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    You could. Just not for anything that has to do with the internet. ;)

    *fast forward to 2040*

    IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE!!

    MAC OS 9 LIVES!!!

    (no pun intended)
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    If you can call just existing living…sure. ;)
     
  7. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but what you don't realize is that humans and computers have different terms and standards. ;)

    So if an OS is being used at all, then yeah, that is living.
     
  8. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    None taken. Well, at least from me, an OS 9 user (don't run their awesome site)

    I've actually went BACK to OS 9 from 10.5. If it weren't for about two things (including that pesky OpenXML converter for Office), I'd stay there forever.
     
  9. RhianB macrumors 6502a

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    A computer is inanimate thus its mechanical function and value is defined purely through the eyes and experience of the human beings using them - to anthropomorphize them is necessary in order to define their value and place within the human context.

    I'm pretty sure Erik gets this concept completely. I would define living not simply as being used (an extremely narrow definition) but being used successfully to participate and function within the greater cyber arm of society. In this light I agree with Erik. To use OS9 today might be quirky and fun with a handful of users capable of doing it but the reality is that it doesnt really serve the modern internet in any capable way - heck PPC OSX is practically there itself. So in that light, yeah I guess your existing ... kinda sorta, but certainly not living if living is the ability for humanity to participate & exist withinin the modern 2017 internet in a meaningful/current way.

    Yay that was fun. :D
     
  10. crammedberry macrumors regular

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    This is actually quite interesting. I was browsing their site, but there is no mention of their price range yet. Any idea how much these POWER systems usually go for? I assume these processors aren't cheap.
     
  11. Dronecatcher thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure the prices will be insane by consumer desktop standards - I'd imagine £4000 plus?
     
  12. crammedberry macrumors regular

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    That's what I was thinking as well. It's too bad though – that currently translates to ~$5200+ USD.

    If this is successful, maybe it leaves open the possibility of more custom machines with lower-end POWER processors. One can hope.

    I think the future of RISC processor computing is beyond the PPC, likely ARM-based desktop systems.
     

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