Re: Apple's Developer Transition Kit
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 03:15:17PM +0200, Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
> Hi Colin
> On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 11:53:32AM +0200, Colin Leroy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > http://developer.apple.com/transitionkit.html
> > Looks like hackers can get an x86 Apple machine right now, if they fork
> > $999.
> > I guess Ben's employer may not really want to provide that to him :-/
> > Maybe we users can re-do a distributed donation to Benh, if he's
> > interested in making Linux work on this hybrid stuff?
> With all due respects to you, and to Ben: I don't think I'd be willing
> to pay anyone anytime, ever, to make an x86 machine work just because
> it might have some Apple logo on it. Even if I had the money, that I
> do not have.
> I already wrote it somewhere on my Home pages some time ago, months
> before the Apple switch to Intel: I'm waiting whether IBM will issue
> affordable PPC notebooks. And I still see it like that. More than ever
I'm far less optimistic than you, especially about notebooks
since no IBM processor seems to have the right compromise
between power consumption and performance for a competitive
notebook. I'm just slighly less pessimistic about the
possibility of affordable desktop motherboards.