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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 10:45:46 CDT 2006

Steven Hill wrote:
>> 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.
> Apple should have ordered a sensible amount then - the problem stems 
> with them ordering 100 chips instead of 1,000,000 at a time. IBM commit 
> their fabs to do runs for other people, then Apple cry when IBM turn 
> round and say, but you only asked for 100!
> If Apple had taken their collective thumbs out of their arses, I don't 
> think this would have ever been an issue.

I can verify that this is pretty much exactly what happened.

Peace...  Sridhar

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