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Poll: No. The suggestion was really HP acquire/merge... 1,238 Views / 32 Replies  
No. The suggestion was really HP acquire/merge with Apple,
making Steve Jobs CEO.
Posted by rmendis, on Feb 21, 2005 at 01:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Why not? 1,238 Views / 32 Replies  
Why not?
Posted by rmendis, on Feb 21, 2005 at 01:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Steve Jobs @ HP? 1,238 Views / 32 Replies  
Now that HP are looking for a replacement for their CEO Carly Fiorina, could Steve Jobs be a candidate? As part of that deal, HP would probably have to have a merger/acquisition of Apple Computer....
Posted by rmendis, on Feb 21, 2005 at 12:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
iMac mini 734 Views / 3 Replies  
With the sucess of the iPod (and the iPod mini), Mac OS X Panther, etc., the time is right for Apple to release a low cost Mac.

Enter: iMac mini.

With a design and colours to match and resemble...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 6, 2004 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think the time is ripe for an iMac mini. ... 16,324 Views / 201 Replies  
I think the time is ripe for an iMac mini.

An entry level iMac mini to replace the eMac.
In various flavours/colours ala iPod mini.
15", G4, etc...

...with special emphasis on a design &...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 6, 2004 at 02:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Isn't the G5 still too hot to be placed inside an... 1,886 Views / 11 Replies  
Isn't the G5 still too hot to be placed inside an iMac enclosure?
So it is unlikely that a G5 iMac could appear until the second rev G5s ship from IBM.
Posted by rmendis, on Dec 17, 2003 at 05:08 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: What Apple will create to celebrate Macintosh 20th anniversary?? 956 Views / 8 Replies  
A headless iMac.

That is an iMac with a (15") Bluetooth wireless display/tablet, wireless keyboard and mouse. I'll bet!
Posted by rmendis, on Dec 16, 2003 at 11:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
That's cool. That means i can have a 'metal'... 1,813 Views / 14 Replies  
That's cool.
That means i can have a 'metal' Mail.app if i want it?
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 22, 2003 at 02:44 AM, in macOS
Very exciting indeed. Though i have to say... 21,358 Views / 231 Replies  
Very exciting indeed.

Though i have to say that i'm excited at seeing my boyfriend next week after 6 months...

And I thought i had no life :)
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 20, 2003 at 04:37 AM, in Mac Desktops
Anything to add to the rumors? 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
Anything to add to the rumors?
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 13, 2003 at 10:54 AM, in macOS
Wasn't the Pink Panther IBM's 'mascot' in the... 2,962 Views / 36 Replies  
Wasn't the Pink Panther IBM's 'mascot' in the late 80's or early 90's. After Charlie Chaplin (80s) -> some viking geezer -> Pink Panther...

I think after that Lou Gerstner took over as CEO from...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 9, 2003 at 01:01 PM, in macOS
Re: G5 towers, misc 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
It is not about products or technology. Or even talent.
It's about brand and mindshare:
customers and service.

I'm sure the SGI brand could be reinvigorated under Apple and Steve Jobs'...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 8, 2003 at 01:32 PM, in macOS
Well if Apple were to purchase SGI, that would... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
Well if Apple were to purchase SGI, that would include it's whole owned subsidiary Alias|Wavefront.
That would make Alias|Wavefront a whole owned subsidiary of Apple.
So A|W Studio could be ported...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 8, 2003 at 04:10 AM, in macOS
I still think that Apple should purchase SGI...i... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
I still think that Apple should purchase SGI...i think Apple could acheive a lot with the SGI brand under it's belt.
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 7, 2003 at 11:28 AM, in macOS
Anyone know HOW Apple is planning to speed up... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
Anyone know HOW Apple is planning to speed up Quartz?
Quartz Rendering gets boost from - AltiVec and multiprocessing.
Quartz Compositing gets boost from 3D graphics hardware (Quartz Extreme).
...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 6, 2003 at 12:17 AM, in macOS
One more thing...i hope they spin-off the... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
One more thing...i hope they spin-off the WebObjects division :)
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 4, 2003 at 11:56 PM, in macOS
Yes. Actually, given that Apple is hoping to... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
Yes. Actually, given that Apple is hoping to increase it's revenue from software and services it is remarkable they haven't really done anything with the once coverted developer frameworks and...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 4, 2003 at 11:51 PM, in macOS
I'm sure thee PowerBooks are not going to be... 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
I'm sure thee PowerBooks are not going to be overhaulled again this year. Bar the 15" TiBook being replaced with an AL one...my TiBook only after 18 months has experienced severe rusting/corrosion...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 4, 2003 at 12:33 PM, in macOS
WWDC: Rumors? 8,007 Views / 84 Replies  
It's June already and there isn't a single thread speculating about WWDC and Mac OS X Panther?

Any surprises in store?
A partnership with Intel, HP or IBM for Mac OS X on Intel maybe?
A new Mac...
Posted by rmendis, on Jun 3, 2003 at 09:45 AM, in macOS
I know :) Though it really only applies to... 2,234 Views / 41 Replies  
I know :)

Though it really only applies to the iServices group in UK. The german and french teams have their heads on their shoulders.

I worked for Apple (iServices) UK as a WebObjects...
Posted by rmendis, on May 20, 2003 at 11:41 PM, in Applications
Yes, this is a shame. Apple has at its disposal... 2,234 Views / 41 Replies  
Yes, this is a shame.
Apple has at its disposal tools that would make Mac OS X more attractive in the enterprise market. Namely Cocoa.

Now that Yellow Box/Cocoa is no longer dependent on...
Posted by rmendis, on May 20, 2003 at 01:19 AM, in Applications
Re: Itunes for Windows = Windows Webcore? 1,139 Views / 23 Replies  
Actually it is an interesting point.

I think iTunes 4 is a Cocoa app...in which case everybody knows that it is very easily ported to Windows. Though Cocoa has changed much since it's OPENSTEP...
Posted by rmendis, on May 10, 2003 at 10:12 AM, in macOS
Poll: Actually the iTunes Music Store is essentially a... 690 Views / 6 Replies  
Actually the iTunes Music Store is essentially a Web service vended by a WebObjects server. i.e XML/SOAP, .NET or whatever you want to call it.

So it would be possible to have it tie into other...
Posted by rmendis, on May 8, 2003 at 11:43 AM, in Applications
Poll: Should the iTunes Music Store have been branded bigger? 690 Views / 6 Replies  
I was expecting Apple to brand and market the music download service bigger than they did. Basically, Apple could have made a big deal out of applemusic.com.

For starters, the iTunes Music Store...
Posted by rmendis, on May 8, 2003 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Re: iTunes Music Store vs EMusic 1,344 Views / 21 Replies  
Well, that suggests that the service is tied to the iTunes client.

However, the iTunes Music Store is essentially a Web Service (.NET if you like) hosted by a WebObjects appserver.
This means...
Posted by rmendis, on May 6, 2003 at 03:36 AM, in Applications
Re: iTunes Music Store vs EMusic 1,344 Views / 21 Replies  
My only disapointment with the Apple Music Store is that they didn't brand it and market it bigger than an Apple music store.

It could still have been bound to iTunes and iPod, however, it could...
Posted by rmendis, on May 5, 2003 at 01:04 PM, in Applications
True. It wouldn't have been difficult for Apple... 1,658 Views / 28 Replies  
True.
It wouldn't have been difficult for Apple to store a lits of purchased iTunes music for each user in it's database.

Less secure is some sort of encrypted file that stores it in each users...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 30, 2003 at 03:40 AM, in Applications
Re: iTunes Music Store is a WebObjects app 1,154 Views / 10 Replies  
Interesting you came across Bill's site.
I've worked with him so we know each other :)
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 30, 2003 at 03:30 AM, in Applications
Yep most definitely. It probably didn't take... 616 Views / 3 Replies  
Yep most definitely.
It probably didn't take them long to fix up the WebObjects server side.
Populating the database must have been most of the work.

And of course the rest of the work is on the...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 29, 2003 at 07:43 AM, in Applications
Does music store use WebObjects? 616 Views / 3 Replies  
I'm keep to find out if iTunes interfaces with a WebObjects Music Store or not? If so any ideas how?
That is does it use a WebObjects XML service?
Taht would be very easy to do, that's why i ask.
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 29, 2003 at 03:31 AM, in Applications
Poll: Indeed. So what sort of a market would exist for... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
Indeed. So what sort of a market would exist for Mac OS X on SPARC?
Also is it worth Apple's and Sun's investment to support SPARC as it may not even be an architecture that is around in a few years...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 28, 2003 at 05:01 AM, in macOS
Poll: I couldn't agree with you more. SPARC will... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
I couldn't agree with you more.

SPARC will fade away into irrelevancy and perhaps so will Solaris.
Itanium and Linux are taking Sun on head on it seems and Sun's market share and profits have...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 27, 2003 at 11:26 AM, in macOS
Poll: Well, yes IBM pioneered SQL and relational... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
Well, yes IBM pioneered SQL and relational database technology, but who ran with that? Oracle.
IBM also pioneered and developed RISC technology, but who ran with that? Sun.

The problem with IBM...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 27, 2003 at 12:02 AM, in macOS
Poll: I dare say that Apple and SGI have the technology... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
I dare say that Apple and SGI have the technology to produce a special version of Mac OS X on SGI, if they so wished.
That is a theme/icon set for SGI platform.
This is technology that started off...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 26, 2003 at 01:10 PM, in macOS
I doubt the PowerBooks moving to the PPC970 in a... 1,136 Views / 15 Replies  
I doubt the PowerBooks moving to the PPC970 in a year. It still hasn't come out yet, so don't hold your breath for it to appear in a PowerBook anytime soon.

I think the iBook will still sport the...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 26, 2003 at 03:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: What is for sure is that i expect Apple will... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
What is for sure is that i expect Apple will partner with one of IBM, HP, Sun or SGI to broaden Mac OS X's market and to support another platform. (Maybe even as soon as this year).

So they will...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 25, 2003 at 03:47 AM, in macOS
Poll: Unless IBM were to purchase Apple and run it as a... 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
Unless IBM were to purchase Apple and run it as a wholely owned subsidiary (like Lotus) i doubt the long term viability of IBM support of Mac OS X on any of their servers.

As it is they have...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 25, 2003 at 12:48 AM, in macOS
Poll: Mac OS X on SGI, Sun, IBM or HP? 1,167 Views / 13 Replies  
(Repost of a slightly reworded poll)

If given the choice of seeing Apple partner with one of IBM, HP, Sun or SGI to produce high end Mac OS X workstations and/or servers, who would you prefer?
...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 24, 2003 at 10:42 AM, in macOS
Poll: A moniker i wonder why Apple never used is X1 and... 11,114 Views / 98 Replies  
A moniker i wonder why Apple never used is X1 and X2 or superscirpts (i.e exponents) to designate single and dual processor PowerMacs.

G5 x1
G5 x2

Or

G5
G5^2
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 24, 2003 at 12:24 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Well for starters the original iBooks werw a... 813 Views / 10 Replies  
Well for starters the original iBooks werw a little dear (i.e expensive). In fact from what i remember i spent about the same for my PowerBook G4 as i did for my graphite iBook SE.

Also some of...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 23, 2003 at 04:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I think Mac OS X for Intel will appear at a WWDC... 2,084 Views / 35 Replies  
I think Mac OS X for Intel will appear at a WWDC (as that's the most appropriate venue) maybe this year or next.

But what is for sure, is that if it does, it will be for IA64 and not x86 (IA32)....
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 23, 2003 at 08:40 AM, in macOS
Poll: I loved my graphite iBook :) It's been... 813 Views / 10 Replies  
I loved my graphite iBook :)

It's been replaced by a much faster a larger screen PowerBook G4, but really there was something magical about my iBook that i miss. I didn't feel like upgrading my...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 22, 2003 at 09:28 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: If colours were to return to the iBook line which would you prefer? 813 Views / 10 Replies  
Now that Apple has diversified it's PowerBook G4 line with the 17" and 12" model in particular, the iBooks are no longer the little siblings of the the 15" TiBook.

I reckon that with the next...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 22, 2003 at 06:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: MIPS (and Alpha) is still around to fill in the... 1,824 Views / 18 Replies  
MIPS (and Alpha) is still around to fill in the gap until Itanium becomes more scalable and develops fully.

As i said, it's a very ambitious project to implement a EPIC/VLIW processor.

As for a...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 22, 2003 at 12:53 AM, in macOS
Poll: I reckon that with the next iteration or two of... 1,824 Views / 18 Replies  
I reckon that with the next iteration or two of Itanium, we should see some remarkable improvements. May take 2 years or so.

Itanium and the Transmeta Crusoe are very similar architectures based...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 20, 2003 at 04:49 PM, in macOS
Poll: It appears that Apple will introduce... 1,824 Views / 18 Replies  
It appears that Apple will introduce HyperTransport motherboards along with the new PowerPC 970/G5. (This is beacuse the 6.4Gb/s sysmte bus interconnect is based on HyperTransport).

HyperTransport...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 20, 2003 at 12:32 AM, in macOS
Poll: Well as he points out high end video and imaging... 1,824 Views / 18 Replies  
Well as he points out high end video and imaging shops still use SGI quite a lot even though SGI's dominance of the market has declined.

I think Apple should purchase SGI for itself and sell (SGI...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 19, 2003 at 01:42 PM, in macOS
Poll: Mac OS X Server for SGI, Sun, IBM or HP? 1,824 Views / 18 Replies  
If Apple were to partner with a server vendor for Mac OS X, which server platform would you like to see Mac OS X Server on?

SGI: Itanium, MIPS
HP: PA-RISC, MIPS, Alpha, Itanium
Sun: SPARC
IBM:...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 19, 2003 at 06:33 AM, in macOS
Poll: Yeah...how about Macintosh G5? 11,114 Views / 98 Replies  
Yeah...how about Macintosh G5?
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 19, 2003 at 05:15 AM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Re: What will the 970 Macs be called? 11,114 Views / 98 Replies  
Although I voted PowerMac G5, Xstation sounds good :)

Perhaps an Xstation ought to either be a thin client for networked Macs. Or alternatively a hig powered workstation.

Though isn't that...
Posted by rmendis, on Apr 19, 2003 at 05:12 AM, in Mac Desktops
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