Lets go back to April 29th 1998


killuminati

macrumors 68020
Dec 6, 2004
2,405
0
Yea, well Steve is known to change his mind.

Remember when he said that flash music players were a waste of money?
 

aussiemac86

macrumors 6502
Apr 12, 2004
261
0
the land of OZ
"$55 million Q2 profit for apple"
in the hot news ticker, anyone know what Q2 for this financial year almost gone was? Ill bet it was a helluva lot more.

.......and beige powermacs, arent we all glad thats behind us.
 

yellow

Moderator emeritus
Oct 21, 2003
15,925
1
Portland, OR
So what? That was a Pentium II versus a 603. Different story, different time, different technology, different propaganda.
 

maxterpiece

macrumors 6502a
Mar 5, 2003
729
0
yellow said:
So what? That was a Pentium II versus a 603. Different story, different time, different technology, different propaganda.
you mean G3, not 603. G3s were a pretty nice processor when they were first released. I got a 233mhz G3 when they were first released in 1997 and that computer was faster than any other computer I could find. That processor really opened the door for the iMac's success. It was one of the few times when Apple computers were, without a doubt more powerful than any other PCs, and when they were at least on par with the price/dollar deal.

That's not the case now and hasn't been the case for some years. I never was interested in any intel processors until the pentium M. It seems Apple feels the same way.
 

wwooden

macrumors 68000
Jul 26, 2004
1,994
140
Burlington, VT
It's amazing how close the towers and the PowerBooks were back then. The top PowerMac was 300MHz, while the PowerBooks topped out at 250MHz.
 

jared_kipe

macrumors 68030
Dec 8, 2003
2,967
1
Seattle
Not that close 20% speed increase. And more due to notebook hard drives and such.

Anyway, do we want to go back to OS8.1?
 

njmac

macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2004
1,759
2
That font on the Hot News Ticker just brought back a flood of memories of my G3 iMac. If only I could get it working..... (it took a power surge and has been dead for a few years now :( )
 

maxterpiece

macrumors 6502a
Mar 5, 2003
729
0
liketom said:
wooooha check these prices lol

don't think i could afford any of them lol

i wonder how much they are worth now? :rolleyes:
I'm guessing the powerbook still gets you around $250. That's not bad for a 6 year old computer. Desktops prolly only get about $100.
 

ClarkeB

macrumors 6502
Jan 24, 2005
319
0
300MHz G3!!! OMG TEH FASATS COMPTR EVRrerrrr!11!!1

I bet my 1.8GHz G5 couldn't compete with it!
 

zap2

macrumors 604
Mar 8, 2005
7,242
1
Washington D.C
i think thats G5 G4 and G3 are faster then pentuim1-4, i think thats Jobs thinks that too. It is in the fututre where PPC stops being faster, then intel( thats the plan that Jobs is banking on.)
 

dejo

Moderator
Staff member
Sep 2, 2004
15,725
447
The Centennial State
killuminati said:
Yea, well Steve is known to change his mind.

Remember when he said that flash music players were a waste of money?
I don't believe Steve ever said all flash-based MP3 players were a waste of money. Do you have a link to when/where he said that? He has said (at MWSF 2004, when he introduced the iPod mini) that cheap (under $100) flash-based players don't hold enough songs to be useful and end up getting thrown in a drawer.

"Flash iPod Details?" thread posting from me
 

GimmeSlack12

macrumors 603
Apr 29, 2005
5,396
7
San Francisco
The original iMac had a G3 in it? I don't remember that. But whatever.
The picture of those G3 towers brings back many memories of lusting for a computer that I just would NEVER own, or even use for that matter.

The funny thing is a few months back I came across a friends Dad that has a 9600 and I started laughing, it was not so long ago that I thought that THAT computer was just the apex of all that is computing. I'm sure in a few years, I'll run across a G5 2.7 and start laughing once again. I'm so proud to have used Macs since the 68020 processors. All in all, the 604 PowerPC was the best of the Generation 2 PowerPC's. 601 was pretty good too.
 

law guy

macrumors 6502a
Jan 17, 2003
997
0
Western Massachusetts
The link is great - fun to explore the other links. It's nice that apple maintains the digital history. The PB price reminds me of how expensive stuff was just a few years back - my IIsi was used and still over $2000.00 in '92; a good video card add on was over $1000; my 500 MB ext drive (need b/c my IIsi only had a 40 MB HD) was over $600 in '95 (or over $100 a MB) - adjust those numbers for 3% yearly inflation and they're even scarier / today's prices are even better.

Just was thinking about the $10,000.00 price of the IIfx!! THAT was something.