[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Wed Jun 25 20:23:28 CDT 2003

On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Nathaniel Grady wrote:

>  > Mumbling about businesses not liking single-source, and the problems
> with OSX on x86
> Hm, what about Apple licensing OS X to IBM to offer on workstations /
> laptops based upon the G5 (and possibly Power5)? IBM's price points are
> usually high enough that it wouldn't cause Apple to flinch, the quality
> is about the same, the markets they target are not really the same (IBM
> = business / technical, Apple = Arts / School / Home / Biologists (only
> science that seems to be really into macs), although I fully realize
> there is a lot of grey smudginess :) -- basically, it wouldn't hurt
> Apple nearly as bad as opening up to clone makers, it would allow a
> drastic increase in business penetration, IBM could get a much-needed
> "friendly"/"cool" side (heck, they could offer it with a "corporate"
> interface theme instead of the "lickable" one by default)... If IBM
> offered the machines, I probably could convince my boss that one of
> these "IBM RS/X Workstations" would kick ass, and before she knew it,
> we'd have a mac shop (amusingly, half of us working in her lab now have
> Macs at home - all because of OS X and/or spiffy-looking cases)

Macs are as durable as RS/6000's?  I think not.  I've used RS/6K's in
environments in which the air was *thick* with dust and flour and there
weren't any filters on the RS/6K's.  I'd like to see you try that with a

Peace...  Sridhar

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