Intel developing next-generation Power Mac

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by muzikool, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    The following was posted by AppleInsider:
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  2. X-Istence

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    I am all for lower costs :D
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I imagine that will bring costs down. I hope it does.
     
  4. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    cost = the only reason I have never owned a MAC...
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Totally understandable.

    I'm hoping that one of the results of the Intel switch will be more affordable machines that will give more people a real choice of what kind of computer to purchase.
     
  6. X-Istence

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    I believe this is the 1500000000000000000000000th time someone has had to tell you this:

    MAC = Mandatory Access Control
    Mac = Apple created Personal Computer
     
  7. Grandmaster

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    Bleh. Just like all the people that still type X-box, X-Box, xBox. Damn annoying, but get over it :p
     
  8. mlakrid

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    Not me... :laugh:

    EDIT: bolded for emphasis...

    EDIT2: also, MAC is Media Access Control not Mandatory Access Control... unless specifically speaking of discretionary access control systems not a PCs parts/pieces...
     
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  9. X-Istence

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    Re: EDIT2, MAC == Mandatory Access Control: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mac.html, as well as Media Access Control, but in that case it is still only a number, and thus not a PC part or piece, but rather software again.

    So both our terms are true.

    And I thought it was you, there must be multiple people then that make the same freaking mistake.

    Grandmaster: I won't get over it. There is a big difference, they are two totally different things in Technology. Whereas X-Box is not any different from X-box.
     
  10. mlakrid

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    I will be devils advocate here...

    MAC= abreviation
    Mac = proper name
    XBOX = proper name...
    Omar = proper name
    Michael = proper name
    x-box.. NOT proper when reffering to an XBOX
    same as MAC is not proper = Mac

    or O-mar when reffering to Omar etc.... I think you get the idea....

    I think thats what GM is reffering too... correct me if I am wrong Omar

    :)
     
  11. Grandmaster

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    You nailed it ;) Although it should be "Xbox" :p

    Get back on topic everyone.
     
  12. Geffy

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    I agree that MAC and Mac are different. Mac is a shortening of mackintosh, and MAC is a TLA (Three Letter Acronym) for Mandatory/Media Access Control

    However if you mouse over either and Ctrl+Apple+D you get the Oxford dictionary definition of 'a mackintosh.'

    It makes sense getting Intel to develop the motherboard, hopefully means they can pack some cooler stuff onto it :p
     
  13. jcim05

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    If the cost goes down I think I'll just have to buy a Mac.
     
  14. Perris Calderon

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    back on topic;

    I don't think the price of the chip to the company is going to lower price to the consumer

    MAC, mac, MACs use a marketing concept of exclusion, whether true or not, they market their product as more refined and a price is to be paid for that refinement...price is part of that...maybe they'll go for a bigger market share and become competitive, but I doubt it
     
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  15. mlakrid

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    Well I apologize for STILL using it incorrectly... but why the heck do they use the ALL CAPS version on the boxs and advertisements?

    Sheesh...

    :laugh:
     
  16. Xie

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    All caps like this you mean? </sarcasim>
     

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  17. NetRyder

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    He was talking about the Xbox, not the Mac.
    For example: http://www.keithalexander.com/toys/xbox.jpg
     
  18. Steevo

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    This gentelmen may be settled in a round of CS:S.

    Or with mustard bottles at 10 paces.
     
  19. SPeedY_B

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    For f**ks sake!

    XBOX, xBox, Xbox, it doesn't matter... the reason that Xbox can be written in multiple ways is because there isn't another device out there with the same name, where-as Mac is an abbreviation of Macintosh, and MAC is something completely different all together, which is why it needs to be written correctly so that people know what you are referring to.

    Now, get back on topic, or have your posts deleted, and your pets stolen.
     
  20. NetRyder

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    And almost always, anyone with the IQ of a hippopotamus can tell whether a person is referring to MAC or a Macintosh simply based on the context in which the word appears.
     
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