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:
They are in the "everything" business, that's why they are still by far the worlds largest computer company.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?
So no matter who wins, IBM is still with the winnerAmen-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)
How do they look like? ..... What OS do they run on?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.
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.StarDrifter said:If they make the chips .... couldn't they release their own range of desktop/laptop machines as a competitor to apple?
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).StarDrifter said:How do they look like? ..... What OS do they run on?