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G Thomas Wilson
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After a very successful trial

After a very successful trial run on the 25th, I'm happy to say I put a bunch of my Linux boxes back on einstein.

Great job, guys!


Paul D. Buck
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The OS-X G5 version is not

The OS-X G5 version is not too shabby either.

Shame that Apple is moviing away from the Power PC CPU, when properly targeted the speed is supurb ... especially when you consider that my experience is with one of the slower models ...

G Thomas Wilson
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RE: The OS-X G5 version is

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The OS-X G5 version is not too shabby either.

Shame that Apple is moviing away from the Power PC CPU, when properly targeted the speed is supurb ... especially when you consider that my experience is with one of the slower models ...

I understand their reasoning (Power-efficient laptops and an end to supply problems). That still doesn't stop it from being a bone of contention where I'm concerned.

I was amazed by how an old 300MHz PowerMac desktop I have was able to run OS-X 10.2. It was very usable. I doubt a Pentium-class system of that speed could have even come close performance-wise.


Paul D. Buck
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I was going to buy a new

I was going to buy a new PoweerMac when the new versions came out. But, they did not have anything sufficiently interesting to beat my G5 2.0 GHz so I was waiting ... then the Intel shift announced, so, now I will probably wait until that plays out ... No point in buying a PowerPC computer when it complicates my OS purchases and the like ... besides, they may change their minds and go AMD or something equally strange.

In the mean time, I will buy, probably, more Dual Xeons do add to the farm. I MAY get tempted if the end-of-life sales bring the price of the 2.7 GHz machines down low enough ... if not, I can wait ... that is the down side to making this type of change. Apple did something similar when I had bought a Lisa ... now I buy another Apple, and Jobs does it to me again ...

ulenz
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RE: I was going to buy a

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I was going to buy a new PoweerMac when the new versions came out. But, they did not have anything sufficiently interesting to beat my G5 2.0 GHz so I was waiting ... then the Intel shift announced, so, now I will probably wait until that plays out ...

The new Intel-Macs will become fine computers.

Intel Q9300 Quadcore, 2500 Mhz, 4096 MB RAM, GeForce 9800 GT, Vista Ultimate 64-bit, Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit

Paul D. Buck
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RE: The new Intel-Macs will

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The new Intel-Macs will become fine computers.


Not saying they won't be ...

But, if you look ... the 2 GHz G5 beats an awful lot of machines. The optimized clients that successfully use the Altivec engine are sweet ...

At the moment, I am stuck not being able to buy a new machine for a while, but, I have still been pondering getting a 2.7 GHz Dual G5 to supplement my processing farm.

I probably won't buy an Intel version for some time after they come out ... might as well just stick with the cheaper Windows Xeons ... since the FPU will be the same there is no intrinsic processing advantage to OS-X other than slightly more stability.

But, I have several Windows machines that do only BOINC and they run well enough and even left alone will process quite well for extended periods of time. I mean, for work, I like the Apple machines, and for crunching I don't see any CPU that can match the potential of the G5 ...

Ah well, if the world made sense ...

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