[rescue] From Macintouch

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sun Jun 19 06:30:21 CDT 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Giagnocavo" <patrick at mail.zill.net>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] From Macintouch

> On Thu, Jun 09, 2005 at 06:45:18AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 01:22:26PM -0500, Phil Brutsche wrote:
>> >> Will it run on generic hardware, or will it need an actual Mac with
>> >> things like OpenFirmware?
>> >
>> > Well, we will know shortly after the developers start getting their
>> > $999 P4 dev kits.
>> Those $999 P4 Dev kits are "on loan" to developers, Apple says they want
>> them back at the end of 2006 (IIRC).
> They are probably just saying that in order to avoid people buying
> them and selling them to others... what would Apple do with a bunch of
> old prototype machines?

Uh, dig a big hole and bury them? ;^)

They may be getting price concessions from, say Intel, based on the 
non-retail status of the machines... Just a thought, but I agree, they are 
most likely going to let the developers keep the systems. 

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