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Re: Apple PowerMac G5

On Sun, Jun 29, 2003 at 10:47:21PM +0200, Leandro Guimarães Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Jun 2003 08:10:12 +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > If they can sell the north bridge, there will assuredly be third parties
> > who will do such boxes
> 	You are assuming a perfect world...

No, If there are third party products with the complexe situation of the
current ppc northbridges, then there will be G5 motherboard if there is
a good quality and easily available G5 northbridge.

> > and if ibm is serious about linux on ppc
> 	I wonder...
> > they will sell motherboards themselves, i hope.
> 	I wonder why they never did before... but then I wonder why they
> never released OS/2 PowerPC and the PowerPS/2 systems, why they never
> released IBM Macintoshes, and so on and so on... I guess they are so
> slow-moving -- just see how long POP was in coming -- that when finally
> comes decision time the opportunity window has closed.  Perhaps because MS
> has already filled the market with an inferior, but available, product.

Because winbond failed them, because Apple stopped the clone market,
because linux was not yet there back then. There were plans for macos
IBM boxes back then, alongside OS/2, WinNT and others, but this never
happened. The situation has changed today though.


Sven Luther

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