If that was from a m$ hate site, why did they bash the Mac so hard by putting the heXPee logo onto it???Originally posted by Ensign Paris
ok, hopefully not.
Just to clear up, i didn't create that picture, i found it on a m$ hate site.
apple's main problem was that the cube was meant to accomodate pro users -- however, pro users didnt like it cause it wasnt expandable enough.Anyway, What was wrong with the cube the first time around?
i never heard the stackable cubes rumor. that sounds interesting. as for putting a superdrive in, i think it can be done. hell, someone put dual 500mhz proc in one. i think that the optical drives in the cubes are the same as the ones in the powerbooks, or is that the HD? i know it has something super-slim in there somewhere. maybe if they release one for the powerbooks you could pop one in. that would be cool. now i'm getting cube fever. i miss that thing.Originally posted by theaz
Definitely a great looking machine. Thats why i got one, and I have no interest in replacing it any time soon either even if a new one does come out (well, we'll see anyway). I am forever having pc users being wowzed by its looks. Of course, any mac product will do that nowadays...
The idea of stackable cubes did not seem smart to me, and i am glad that they were never released despite appleinsiders ascertains that they were under development. The xserve is definitely the way to go for that sorta stuff.
btw, is anyone here aware of a cube dedicated site. I want to replace the DVD player in this thing for a superdrive, and I am sure that it is possible. It is just a matter of knowing how...
An even bigger problem IMO was that the cube was released at the point when x86 machines had just started to rocket in MHz and Apple hadn't thought through exactly how they were supposed to scale the clock speed of the cube without increasing the dimensions. In other words, the cube had very little future-proofing.Originally posted by firewire2001
apple's main problem was that the cube was meant to accomodate pro users -- however, pro users didnt like it cause it wasnt expandable enough.
it was too expensive and powerful for the consumer level.
where did you find a 1ghz upgrade for the Cube? I'll get on ebay and buy another Cube right now if i can drop a 1ghz proc in it! did i misunderstand you? hook a brotha up.Originally posted by skunk
How many of those who moan about expandability ever actually need more than the Cube offers? One in a hundred? A lot of people seem to live in a fantasy world where they are all "power users" needing all sorts of slots for cards they will never buy. Now there's a 1 GHz upgrade available, my Cube will do me just fine for some time yet. I wouldn't have anything else on my desk, anyway (apart from the Cinema Display, of course). After all, it's a MoMA-certified Work Of Art.
Having read the article referred to, the guy seems pretty flaky from beginning to end. I'd guess he's just confused. What the hell is "cube software" anyway?
I know, it's an outrage! I just searched on eBay UK for "cube" and this was one of the results, it's horrible!Originally posted by krossfyter
ack! verbose you keep doing that and these eyes will fall off.
that looks pitiful. i dont even know where to begin with that one.