[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Kevin kevin at mpcf.com
Tue Jun 24 06:09:58 CDT 2003

On paper capabilities perhaps, but reliability no.  I worked for a Mac only VAR back in those days and i saw many more hardware failures from Power Computing and UMAX boxen than i ever did from Apple.  Note, that i am not saying Apple was top notch hardware back then, i'm just saying that the clones we worked with were much worse.  I worked on so many i can still see pictures of Power Computing mobos in my head.  Of topic, but of note, many of Power Computing's boards had little comic book/movie characters printed on them.  I particularly remember see the "Predator" often.

I think Daystar Digital had some decent stuff but i didn't touch any of it firsthand.


On Tue, 24 Jun 2003 13:53:25 -0400
Phil Stracchino <alaric at caerllewys.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 01:38:28PM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:
> > Phil wrote:
> > >
> > > During the short period when Apple allowed third-party
> > > manufacturers to produce Macs, the "cloners" were turning
> > > out machines significantly superior to Apple's own...
> > >
> >    If I might, I thought that the Power Computing cases weren't anything
> > special, and I don't recall any of the others (UMAX, et al.) being memorable,
> > either. Come to think of it, didn't Mac-clone cases come up diring the recent
> > discussion of worst cases for working in ever?
> I was talking about overall system capabilities, not cases.  I don't
> know how their cases measured up against Apple cases, just that Power
> shipped machines with better video and faster CPUs than Apple's own
> machines had, for lower prices, and that Apple started shipping
> dual-processor Power Macs only in catch-up mode after Power Computing
> did it first.
> However good the new G5 is (and it looks really impressive, no question
> of that), I personally continue to think Apple will remain nothing but a
> niche player as long as it remains a single-source supplier.
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