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

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Tue Apr 18 00:43:03 CDT 2006

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 @ 05:41 -0500, Steven Hill said:

> > 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 you look at Apple's production figures, they certainly were making very
large orders, or they'd not have been able to produce what they did.

What I heard is Apple ordered what they needed for current demand, and the
orders were not being delivered. 

Also, that they asked for faster CPUs, and were promised them, but IBM/Moto
never delivered or delivered late.

The latter makes sense if you look at what IBM/Moto said they were going to
deliver, and that they seem to have faltered in delivering on those promises.

Apple can't place orders for a non-existent CPU...

Also, it seems to me that Intel is even less likely to want to deal with Apple
if they operate like that than IBM/Moto.

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