[rescue] your next Solaris machine ??? (Sol/x86 booting on iMac)

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Apr 15 22:50:35 CDT 2006

Fri, 14 Apr 2006 @ 21:19 -0700, Skeezics Boondoggle said:

> As the "full-blown" POWER architecture evolves and scales, you 
> know that key improvements would make their way into PowerPC.  And the use 
> of PPC in gaming platforms means more innovation and drive to improve 
> performance in graphics - and since the birth and rise of the "engineering 
> workstation" class in the early 80's, the demand for better/faster 
> graphics have driven a lot of the most interesting designs...

True... but, no one was making enough G5's to meet demand. Apple lost sales
due to nearly 2 years of *ZERO* improvement in the G5, and frequently ran out
of them and production stalled.

I see no evidence that Motorola or IBM were willing to meet that demand, and a
lot of evidence that they were more interested in the gaming rigs.

Was anyone willing to help them meet demand?

shannon "AT" widomaker.com -- ["The grieving lords take ship.  With these
our very souls pass overseas." -- Exile]

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