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Apple ditching the "G" Trademark?

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I was reading somewhere that it's rumored that Apple is ditching the "G"..well not exactly but there going from G5 to GX (G10)..why would they do that? though G6 is purely Pontiac...ahh you never know :miner:
 
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I don't know maybe so the name of their proccessor, is simmular to the name of the operating system to remind every body that they make the processor and the operating system. probually for marketing purposes.
 
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. They were saying the re-designed PowerMacs were gonna go to 3.0-3.6 GHz.. but not till late 2006
 
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say what you mean, and mean what you say
 
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what he meant was there naming it the GX to the match the OS X..good now lets move on
 

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Yeah I was wondering what they were going to do since the Pontiac had the G6 and I am sure they have it patented, copyrighted, whatever, so they are practically forced to go to a different naming scheme.
 
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yea, plus I think g6 is a little too predictable. for apple who "thinks different", following a traditional naming scheme for so many years is un apple. GX would sound odd to me, and where could they go from there?
 
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G4's are made by Motorola. G5's by IBM
 
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GXI
GXII ?

Then, in 3000 years, when Apple is ruling the world, we could have (based on one processor release per year) .. the GMMMX processor!!
 
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I didn't know that. Always thought it was motorola.

What's IBM doing making cpu's for apple ..... aren't they in the Windows PC business?

If they make the chips .... couldn't they release their own range of desktop/laptop machines as a competitor to apple?
 
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StarDrifter said:
I didn't know that. Always thought it was motorola.

What's IBM doing making cpu's for apple ..... aren't they in the Windows PC business?
They are in the "everything" business, that's why they are still by far the worlds largest computer company.

They sold off the PC manufacturing and retailing part of the business but they still make many of the components (being one of the worlds largest manufacturer of HD components for example) and still make a huge range of business machines.

The funniest thing in my book is that the next X-box iteration will go head-to-head with the PS3 and they will both basically be IBM powered! (the PS3 will be Cell powered and the new X-box is supposed to have a PPC derivative driving it)

If you ever get the chance to play around with some of the new business machines coming from IBM you'll realize that PC's in comparison are like tinker-toys, I have big black box at work which reminds me of the black slab from 2001 SO, both in looks and in ability. ;)

Amen-Moses
 
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Amen-Moses said:
They are in the "everything" business, that's why they are still by far the worlds largest computer company.

They sold off the PC manufacturing and retailing part of the business but they still make many of the components (being one of the worlds largest manufacturer of HD components for example) and still make a huge range of business machines.

The funniest thing in my book is that the next X-box iteration will go head-to-head with the PS3 and they will both basically be IBM powered! (the PS3 will be Cell powered and the new X-box is supposed to have a PPC derivative driving it)
So no matter who wins, IBM is still with the winner :)

Amen-Moses said:
If you ever get the chance to play around with some of the new business machines coming from IBM you'll realize that PC's in comparison are like tinker-toys, I have big black box at work which reminds me of the black slab from 2001 SO, both in looks and in ability. ;)

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How do they look like? ..... What OS do they run on?
 
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If they make the chips .... couldn't they release their own range of desktop/laptop machines as a competitor to apple?
You can buy a PowerPC board and processor but it won't run OS X. I think it requires some proprietary rom chip on the motherboard that only Apple sells.
 
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How do they look like? ..... What OS do they run on?
Big and black, they run AIX or Linux and are multiple PowerPC architecture, I think you can stick up to 64 cores in each box. They have frightening amounts of hugely fast hard drives (we're talking tens of terrabytes per box).

All the cables for then come up through the floor so all you see is a large black wardrobe shaped box.

We use them to store debugging information gathered from a large (500 workstation + 20 odd servers) Air Traffic Management system, the debugging data is sent on a dedicated multiple redundancy optical LAN and we capture all important data sent internal to the system and in addition captures all data coming into the system from outside sources (other ATM systems, Radar centres, the Military etc) plus all user actions (i.e every button pushed by the controllers).

If I was allowed to use it for folding proteins I reckon I'd be in the top ten teams within a week. ;)

Amen-Moses
 
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