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scarletbiro

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Jan 31, 2005
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I couldn't really afford my 20" iMac last year, but FrameMaker and I are so glad that I bought one anyway!
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Mar 17, 2005
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So now only the Powermacs are left on the desktop and they'll probably be the last to go. It looks probable that from April 1st the PowerMacs will be the only PowerPC based machines left!
 

LastLine

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Aug 24, 2005
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The PowerPC was a thing of beauty, somehow I'll never trust an intel chip quite the same simply because I've always been an AMD man on the Windows machines anyway :p (Well with the exception of the Centrino for laptops anyway)


HEre's an interesting thought - the Core chips Apple are using so far, are the centrino chips are they not? At least the PC laptops are pushing them as Centrino Duos....so does this mean that Apple are using the Centrino's wireless, or the wireless from Airport cards? I don't understand that one, any offers?
 

MacRonin

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Jun 15, 2002
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in denial…
Don't forget the Xserve...

This also is a product needing to transition from IBM to Intel this year...

Woodcrest, or a Low-Voltage/SMP-able varient of ???

Time will tell...
 

DKZ

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Mar 14, 2006
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thejadedmonkey said:
All I want is the new iBook!

If the new Ibook is a 13" widescreen form, I'd rather have the old 12", don't really like the concept of widescreen laptops.
 

Spanky Deluxe

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LastLine said:
The PowerPC was a thing of beauty, somehow I'll never trust an intel chip quite the same simply because I've always been an AMD man on the Windows machines anyway :p (Well with the exception of the Centrino for laptops anyway)


HEre's an interesting thought - the Core chips Apple are using so far, are the centrino chips are they not? At least the PC laptops are pushing them as Centrino Duos....so does this mean that Apple are using the Centrino's wireless, or the wireless from Airport cards? I don't understand that one, any offers?

The Core Duos are essentially dual cored Pentium M chips with SSE3 and a larger cache. The Pentium M chips being the processor used in the Centrino platform. (Centrino is a platform, processor + chipset + wireless)

Edit: Also the PowerPC chips might not be worth trusting completely!! http://nak.journalspace.com/?cmd=displaycomments&dcid=413&entryid=413 :D
 

LastLine

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DKZ said:
If the new Ibook is a 13" widescreen form, I'd rather have the old 12", don't really like the concept of widescreen laptops.
I like the concept, but I'd rather see us get a 12.1" and a 15.4" iBooks to put them more in the 'mainstream' form factors. The current ibooks are ugly, and mine wants to have an 'accident' when sometime after this transition. ;)
 

LastLine

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Spanky Deluxe said:
The Core Duos are essentially dual cored Pentium M chips with SSE3 and a larger cache. The Pentium M chips being the processor used in the Centrino platform. (Centrino is a platform, processor + chipset + wireless)
Thanks for clearing that up - very interesting stuff to know :) And answers a lot of questions too!
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Mar 17, 2005
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welshandrew said:
Sorry <blushes> :eek:

How do you do the clever link thingy?

[ URL = "http://www.awebaddress.com" ] link [ / URL ]

Just without the spaces although where link is you can put what you want. Even a picture.
 

mashinhead

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Oct 7, 2003
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is this really news, did anyone think these computers would remain after the intel introduction?
 

BoyBach

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Feb 24, 2006
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Spanky Deluxe said:
[ URL = "http://www.awebaddress.com" ] link [ / URL ]

Just without the spaces although where link is you can put what you want. Even a picture.


Thanks :)
 

lanray

macrumors regular
Mar 18, 2005
238
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New Name

Mac Tower Pro (MTP)

All this transition makes me want to get a new MBP, but I really don't need one. On the other hand, I'm readying to get a tablet PC with Windows XP for work - used, and it'll be nice to have 2 computers in the house (so the wife and I can both surf at the same time), but dual booting seems so so cool, ug, the choices!
 

DKZ

macrumors member
Mar 14, 2006
87
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LastLine said:
I like the concept, but I'd rather see us get a 12.1" and a 15.4" iBooks to put them more in the 'mainstream' form factors. The current ibooks are ugly, and mine wants to have an 'accident' when sometime after this transition. ;)

I actually like the design of the G4 ibooks, but of course thats a matter of taste. The laptop I'm buying is only for school purposes, so small and handy is the keywords, and I think that a widescreen makes a laptop unhandy, a 13" widescreen will proberly be just as wide as a 15" 3:4, and that is not handy in my mind.
 

avalys

macrumors 6502
Jun 4, 2004
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Well, if they rename the PowerMac in the same way they renamed the PowerBook, they'll have to call it the MacMac Pro.
 
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