[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Jun 24 18:25:31 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 08:31:44AM -0700, flinters wrote:

> The specs on the G5 are wonderful.  
> The case is..... well, as one person put it, "Sterile."

I didn't think it looked that bad.

> Another phrase that caught my eye:  The all new Apple G5- Guts by Apple, 
> Case by IKEA.  It is just missing a little fake wood trim.

It's an all-metal version of the plastic G3-G4 cases. It's not that
different. I don't see how they could have avoided the frontal-grill
design and still do the server-style cooling system.

> Do I want one?  Yes.  Do I want a replacement case that looks more like a 
> Mac and less like a PC from the 80's?  YES.  

I have never seen a PC case from any time period that looked like that,
except some of the newer aluminum ones. I'd be more worried about
techical problems anyway: most PC cases suck for that reason, not how
they are decorated.

>From a utility point of view, recent Mac cases have not been all that
good. I like how they open up, but it sucks if you damage one. Apple
wants you to buy a whole new computer!

Apple has lost a lot of new and old customers by refusing to sell
anything but a full system.  Lot's of G3 owners I know left the Mac
scene because "upgrading" to a G4 meant buying a whole new system.

This was especially stupid for people who had hot graphics and SCSI
systems, and had no need for drives or graphics in the upgrade.

I like Apple, but I'll not likely have one unless money falls on me, or
they get some flexibility in how they sell machines and parts.

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