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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:12 pm

The new PowerMac G5 is out now.

http://www.apple.com/powermac/
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Postby Boone on Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:45 am

hrm... do I buy an Apple G5, or a Quad-Xeon P4 for the same $$?

:(

I'd love to own a mac, but the Apple tax is too steep.
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:54 am

After I get my new burner to replace that old Aopen (I'll get a Lite-On 52x of some sort) I'll start saving up for the PowerMac G5.
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Postby CDRecorder on Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:07 am

Just out of curiosity... what advantage do you see in Macs over PCs? No offense to all of the Mac users out there, of course. :wink:
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Postby David on Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:07 am

Boone Wrote
hrm... do I buy an Apple G5, or a Quad-Xeon P4 for the same $$?

:cry:

I'd love to own a mac, but the Apple tax is too steep.


Why go Intel when you can go 64 with the Opteron.
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Postby blakerwry on Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:32 am

notice how the benchmarks on that site compare G5 to intel... and not AMD....

The benchmarks also don't show if they used SSE2.. seeing as how the p4 has a much weaker FPU compared to athlon (and needs SSE2 to make up for it) it'd be pretty nice to know what's really going on in those benches.

also, isn't the powerPC g54 going to be released in august?
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 24, 2003 6:09 am

FireWire 800 ... yum! :D
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Postby Boone on Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:45 am

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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Jun 24, 2003 12:36 pm


LOL the "flame wars" we have going on here at CDRLabs occasionally are but puny candle-flames, compared with the infernos those guys are having over there :lol:
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:04 pm

I know that that whole article is a bunch of crap. You can also tell by this part towards the bottom.

Both Apple and Dell are guilty of using misleading prices. For example, Apple gives the price of the low-end G5 as "$1999", and the high-end G5 as "$2999". In other words, they have subtracted $1 from a $3000 computer to make it seem cheaper, which is absolutely ridiculous. This demonstrates that both Apple and Dell are willing to mislead people when stating their prices.


Whoever wrote this is obviously a moron because if he had any fuc*ing brains, he would know that everyone make it $1,999 or $29.99. To make it sound cheaper.
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Postby David on Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:38 am

It didn't take apple long to defend it's benchmarks.

http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/06/24/2154256&mode=thread&tid=126&tid=181

I wish they used AMD also on their comparison.
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Postby David on Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:57 pm

Here is the Apple G5 white papers.
http://a192.g.akamai.net/7/192/51/ebb34a6c95daa5/www.apple.com/powermac/pdf/PowerMacG5_Perf_WP_062303.pdf

You will need adope acrobat reader to view it.
This link also taken from www.amdzone.com
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Postby Alejandra on Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:23 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I'll start saving up for the PowerMac G5.


Me too :D

Right now I have a 12" PoweBook, I like very much this machine, I didnt touch my PC since I got it.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:09 am

www.turkeyscore.com/lan.htm

sooo...what are the advanantages of a mac?
zzzt *pop*
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Postby David on Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:58 pm

Turkeyscore.com wrote:
sooo...what are the advanantages of a mac?


You can do fdd raid.

http://ohlssonvox.8k.com/fdd_raid.htm
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:22 pm

wow...cool! 8)
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Postby blakerwry on Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:07 pm

David wrote:Turkeyscore.com wrote:
sooo...what are the advanantages of a mac?


You can do fdd raid.

http://ohlssonvox.8k.com/fdd_raid.htm


yeah, but you can do that in any Unix/linux OS.
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Postby David on Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:32 pm

I gess fdd isn't an advantage afterall.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:52 pm

lol
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