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Apple Unveils 'Wicked Fast' G5 Cubed

Cupertino, CA -- April 1, 2004 -- Apple® today announced its first-ever triple-CPU system, the PowerMac G5 Cubed®. Featuring a total of three G5 processors, the G5 Cubed offers unmatched desktop processing power. "It's clearly the fastest thing we've ever made, and it's head and shoulders above anything the Wintel world has to offer," said Apple and Pixar CEO Steve Jobs.

"Pixar is what really drove us to make this machine," Steve continued. "After they switched to the G5 last quarter, they told me they really needed some added horsepower for the render farm. We had our engineers look at quad-CPU G5s, but our water cooling system isn't quite yet ready for prime time. People have been asking us to bring back the Cube, and while we don't feel we're ready to tackle that form factor again, we liked the name a lot and so 'G5 Cubed' stuck."

There will be two models in the G5 Cubed line, the entry-level triple 2.0ghz machine and the top-of-the-line triple 2.5ghz model. Both feature the industry's highest bandwidth memory (400 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM with throughput up to 6.4 GBps); the industry's fastest PCI interface available on a desktop (133 MHz PCI-X); and cutting-edge AGP 8X Pro graphics capabilities, all wrapped in the award-winning G5 aluminum enclosure. Each CPU features an independent front-side bus running at speeds of up to 1.25ghz. The entry-level model will start at $2,899, while the top-of-the-line Cubed model will begin at $3,599.

"Due to our incredible relationship with IBM, we've been able to really drive down the cost on these CPUs, but obviously, they'll cost more than a comparable dual machine," said Jobs. "Overall, I'm pleased with where we were able to price the Cubed. Based on its astounding performance and modest price point, I fully expect that we'll be upgrading Virginia Tech again, in addition to Pixar. It's quite possible that the G5 Cubed may enable Virginia Tech to claim second spot on the supercomputer list." Due to the expected high level of launch customer demand, general availability of these machines is targeted for late July.

The new machines are slightly larger than their predecessors, due to the six inches of space required for the third processor and assorted cooling fans. "But we made the most of that space," said Jobs, "by including a second USB port and two FireWire 800 ports on the front of the machine."

The G5 Cubed is available for immediate order on the Apple store (www.apple.com/store) and can be custom configured with additional RAM, hard drives, and upgraded video cards.

The G5 Cubed® represents Apple's continuing leadership of the personal computer revolution, which Apple ignited in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

[robg adds: Though we don't normally cover press releases, this one hit home as my Dual G5 just took a major hit in value on the used computer market!]
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Happy April fool's
Authored by: BigMac2 on Apr 01, '04 09:18:54AM

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Happy April fool's
Authored by: noxes on Apr 01, '04 12:28:21PM

The force.net has a good one about hackers getting a copy of Episode III, as for the ssh thing, I was opening DVD Player and quiting iTunes, and Quicktime on my room-mate last month from University and he was getting all mad at my computer. It was cool.

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Good one...
Authored by: GORDYmac on Apr 01, '04 09:19:11AM

April fools!



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Good one...
Authored by: Connie on Apr 01, '04 06:20:43PM

I thought it was great, Rob. Keep it up. I fell for it! Tried to find it all over Apple site and couldn't and then realized what day it was. Priceless; had me fooled.
Connie



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: DaveGee on Apr 01, '04 09:20:53AM

Very Nice Rob!

It's good to know **SOME** Mac sites still remember what day it is and have the creativity to celebrate it properly! It's a sad AFD when other Mac sites that will remain nameless (most of them - near as I can tell) Haven't come up with similar stuff yet. Then again it's early... I guess I can give them a pass for now. :)

Dave



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Vanish on Apr 01, '04 09:26:07AM
Very nice! I agree with the above comments. I will mention a name though: I miss RegExcellence on April Fool's day. The new management hasn't done anything for April Fool's that I can see. :(

The reverse of that, however, is a prominent Windows Gaming site claiming to be switching to Mac OS. United Admins

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: zakaria on Apr 01, '04 09:44:20AM
try this one (sorry german only):

iShave

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be part of the solution not of the problem

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: paddlefoot on Apr 01, '04 09:50:13AM

I think this ultimately fails as an April Fool's Day prank. Shouldn't there be some humor involved? I always thought a good prank worked like this: you initially fall for it, but then after it's revealed as a hoax, you go back and look at the article (or ad or whatever) again and only then do you see the absurd little details, and you think "Wow, what a fool I was to fall for that!"

Maybe I'm not geeky enough to figure out the joke , but in a world of TripleTrack razors, what's so absurd about a computer with three processors? We already have dual processor machines, so why not triple? Hell, if I had the money I'd probably buy one. Or three.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 09:53:21AM
Not necessarily - the idea of April Fool's is to fool people, as apparently has happened to CNN, the NY Times, and others, regarding Google's April 1st gmail announcement. Check the front page of CNN for more: Google to offer free mega-email.

At the end of the day, if you made someone think it might have been real, then you've succeeded at an April Fool's day prank. The one rule I follow is to try to not do anything that might lead someone to hurt themselves or others...

-rob.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 01, '04 10:12:54AM

Rob, as weird as this may sound, I think it's legit. Either that, or Google is doing one hellishly good job with that prank, as I've heard rumors about Google offering free webmail for a while ... they must've been laying the groundwork early.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 11:07:04AM

Google will offer free web mail. The aspect that makes this one seem particularly April Fools-ish is the 1gigabyte of storage per person. Consider 100,000,000 users of Google at a gigabyte each...

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 11:54:38AM

Hmm ... now they have more info up, and they do claim 1gb. Either it's real, or it's the most elaborate prank ever :).

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: reiggin on Apr 01, '04 12:01:09PM

This is Google's April Fools Joke:

http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html



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gmail
Authored by: rgray on Apr 01, '04 12:14:54PM
con 1. no link in the CNN article (may be de rigeur for CNN - not my source of choice).
con 2. nothing on google.com front page

pro 1. see gmail.com
pro 2. CBC (trusty source) Ottawa local news at 11:30am Eastern time ran with this story.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Makosuke on Apr 01, '04 01:14:44PM

The 1GB Google webmail thing certainly seems suspect (and it'd be an odd choice to release something so drastic on April 1st), but although my first thought was "obvious prank", it's not entirely infeasable;

Say, hypothetically, that their 1GB e-mail limit applied only to text mail. I'm assuming that they've got some sort of fancy compression scheme that allows them to deal with the mind-boggling ammounts of data they do, so 1GB of text could easily be a tenth or even hundredth that in actual storage space. Still, 10-100MB of email is a helluva lot.

However, if it's text only, 99.9% of users are never going to go anywhere near that kind of storage; 2 years of de-spammed messages in my account adds up to 2000 messages, and that's only 10MB on disk. Heavy users of course have a lot more, but plenty of home folks have a lot less.

The one trick would be despamming, since that'd overload any "store everything" system very rapidly.

Anyway, I'm still highly skeptical, but it's not wildly out of the realm of possibility--with fancy compression, and averaging of loads, that "1GB" of storage might only end up being a couple of megabytes on disk per user.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: harmless on Apr 01, '04 03:17:57PM

Google Mail is not an April Fools joke.

The german magazine c't asked Google if it was and they said it wasn't.

See

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/46204

and

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/foren/go.shtml?read=1&msg_id=5414437&forum_id=54872


Andreas



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Gmail not a hoax...
Authored by: olivesoft on Apr 01, '04 04:12:54PM
From CNN:
However, Google's one gigabyte of storage claim led to some speculation about the Gmail announcement being a hoax since it took place on April Fool's Day. Google has pulled April Fool's jokes on the tech community before, including jokes about pigeons being the driving force behind Google's search technology and that Google was looking to start a new research center on the moon. In addition, the press release about Gmail was fairly goofy, including lines such as "Millions of M&Ms later, Gmail was born." But Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president of the products group at Google, said the Gmail announcement was legitimate. He did concede that the company did get caught up in the spirit of April Fool's Day in its press release.

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-Bob
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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Felix on Apr 02, '04 10:30:32AM

So what was (is) the final determination? Was this a hoax or not. Our esteemed webmaster sure seemed to think it was. Other highly-acclaimed folks in the Mac community said it was legit.

Now that it's 2 Apr, who was right?



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Spartacus on Apr 01, '04 09:55:04AM

Here's the little absurdity: do you really think that if Apple built a 3 CPU Mac, they'd put the plastic handle to remove the CPU fans off-centre?

:)



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HAHAHA
Authored by: applepal on Apr 01, '04 04:02:05PM

u made me laff :)



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: timcrawf on Apr 01, '04 10:13:20AM

Actually, this worked great on me. Before reading past the headline, I opened a new window to Apple's site, and saw nothing about it, went to MacCentral, nothing. Go back to macosxhints, and read the date under the headline, there is the first clue.
Some other cluess:
The naming of the device and Steve'a explanation of it.
The comments about the water cooling system not ready for prime time.
The bit about making the most of the extra 6" by adding a few more ports.
These are the more obvious clues to me.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 11:11:13AM

Indeed, I tried to bury enough stuff to make it just believable but completely impossible.

As someone else pointed out, you cannot make a three-CPU G5 machine. "Wicked fast" is an old marketing term from the IIfx days. Pixar wouldn't have taken the order for the Dual G5s if they knew these were out on April 1st (which they would have known). The pull-tab is off center for the fans. There's no additional room on the case front for the three additional ports. IBM hasn't said a word about 2.5ghz G5 chips. Steve would never admit to a water cooling system until it was released. There are others, too, but those are the biggies :).

The idea was to make it realistic yet filled with enough fallacies that it couldn't possibly be true :). And besides, the Photoshopped G5 Quad was really ugly, so it became a Cubed!

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: nite77 on Apr 01, '04 11:04:17AM

well. and maybe the fact that computer's CPU *must* come in pairs (inside one system), they cannot be odd-numbered. It's just the way it works, somebody more knowledgeable of the fine details can fill me in here, but rest assured, the fact is this.

One *can* build a three-CPU system, but only by networking two or more computers together (like the VT's BigMac, although it too had an even number of CPUs).

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/Nite - "can't rain all the time"
[ http://www.nitesade.net ]



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: olivesoft on Apr 01, '04 04:28:47PM

Explain the single CPU system, then...8-)

Computer people tend to design things in powers of two: 1, 2, 4, 8, etc.

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-Bob
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I tend to think of [Mac] OS X as Linux with QA and Taste.
-James Gosling, Java Architect



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: paddlefoot on Apr 01, '04 05:09:49PM

Then a Google search on "three-processor computer" shouldn't turn up any links at all, right?



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: the1truestripes on Apr 02, '04 03:48:29PM
and maybe the fact that computer's CPU *must* come in pairs (inside one system), they cannot be odd-numbered.

Back when Sequent made hardware they made boxes with the CPUs on cards, you could use one or two CPUs per card and plug up to 16 or so into the box. It was a shared memory box, so if you put 3 CPUs in it would be like a 3 CPU G5. Well except I think they were 16Mhz CPUs, but that was pretty fast back then.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: macFanDave on Apr 01, '04 12:04:16PM

You are right, you are not geeky enough to get the humor. For whatever reason, (I'm not geeky enough to understand why) multiprocessor machines are built on powers of 2. The next logical step past dual processors is quad and then pipe dreams are built on 8 and 16 CPU machines.

So, to lift and alter a line from "Monty Python & the Holy Grail", three is right out.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Carnildo on Apr 01, '04 03:55:39PM

The three CPUs was what made it obvious -- no-one in the world makes a 3-CPU machine. Another hint is it having both PCI-X and AGP: IIRC, PCI-X is a replacement for AGP.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 04:50:11PM

Actually, that part is true -- it was cut and pasted directly from the original Dual G5 press release. The PCI-X they are referring to is a high-speed PCI slot, not the PCI-X replacement for AGP slot. Confusing but true ... the Duals have both PCI-X slots and an AGP 8x slot.

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: mproud on Apr 01, '04 10:12:10AM

I am in desperate need for some PRANKS to play on my fellow Mac-using friends!

I would LOVE to see some ideas here!



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: timcrawf on Apr 01, '04 10:15:26AM

The April edition of MacAddict is loaded with them



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 10:25:53AM
There are a few here as well, mostly involving SSH access to others' machines. -rob.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: ragnar on Apr 01, '04 10:25:58AM
You could always install belch on their computers. ;)

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: cmccarthy on Apr 01, '04 10:57:01AM

If you have physical access to their machine, albeit brief, you can type a quick Control-Option-Command-8 and stroll away. For added effect, be sure to draw their attention to the change with a, "Dude, I think your screen's broken or something!"



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: georgepratt on Apr 01, '04 02:03:57PM

What does this key combo do?



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 02:06:23PM

Check the Universal Access prefs panel; it reverses the screen, and it looks *really* weird.

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Connie on Apr 02, '04 06:28:49PM

But what does this do? My husband would kill me if I couldn't get out of it!
Connie



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Photoshop prank
Authored by: DelVach on Apr 01, '04 11:23:26AM
  • Take a screenshot of their desktop exactly as you find it
  • Open the file in Photoshop
  • Rotate canvas 180 degrees
  • Hit 'F' to toggle view modes; leave them in full-screen and hit 'tab' to remove all palettes
  • Should take them a few minutes to figure out :)


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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Spanner on Apr 01, '04 11:38:43AM

arrrghh, and I just spent all my pennies on this giant gumball.....



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: sebastienb on Apr 01, '04 12:37:35PM

I can see this site is just as useless as MacSlash, MacRumors, Slashdot and just about every site on the internet on April 1st.

Why the HELL do you people waste so much internet bandwidth? If I want a good laugh, I'll just go to a site designed for that. When I want industry news, I guess I won't be looking at MacosXhints anymore, since it's proven itself useless.

I don't count on me buying a book anymore...



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 12:39:27PM
Sheez. I publish 2,000 hints a year, and on one day, I choose to run one hint (out of seven that ran today) that's off-topic and humorous. For that, you leave? Macslash has nearly 100% false stories, Slashdot has a whole page of them, as do many other sites around the web. Ah well, can't please everyone all the time.

Why did I do it? Because I work very hard on the site and site support 364 days a year. As such, if I choose to do something a little off-kilter once and a while, I have no qualms at all about doing so. Similarly, if it irks you that much, then you're free to leave, as you've chosen to do.

Life's too short to try to please everyone 100% of the time, so I'll just do my best to continue to provide the best OS X resource on the web, even if one day a year there might be one article that's a bit dubious in nature. Seems a shame you're giving up on 1,999 good hints for one prank hint, but as noted, that's clearly a choice you can make.

Goodbye, and sorry to see you go, but I won't be changing my ways because of it.

-rob.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Beernd on Apr 01, '04 12:55:15PM

Well spoken, Rob! Incredible how you always manage to answer nonsense complaints like this with enormous dignity and politeness. Thanks!
BTW I thought it was a nice april's joke!

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Multatuli, Ideen 1



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: inmanjm on Apr 02, '04 02:17:23PM

You know, I just looked at last years April Fools' Post and guess what? sebastianb posted almost the exact same comment then, too.

Is he really concerned about bandwidth conservation?

Electron-hugger!



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 12:54:27PM
And for the record, macosxhints should never be considered a source of industry news. It's not what we do here. We provide OS X Hints all the time, except for one story on April 1st of each year, and only that for this year and last year. Two hints out of 5,441, and you're outta here ... oh well.

-rob.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: gaska on Apr 01, '04 12:59:44PM

Why the HELL are your freaking out over ONE article? What a maroon.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: ianpagano on Apr 01, '04 01:16:14PM

This guy might have a saving grace if his comment is an April Fool. It's just too ridiculous to be believed.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 01:17:49PM

I certainly considered that possibility before replying, and if he comes back and says "Gotcha!" then I'll have a good laugh at his joke (which gives him a nice easy out, too, if he wants to take it!). After all, that's the point of the day, right? Get taken in by something, laugh about it afterwards :).

-rob.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: ianpagano on Apr 01, '04 01:25:47PM

That's for sure. Laughter is the key. :-)



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: ejurney on Apr 01, '04 01:38:40PM

sebastienb: this is hilarious -- the funniest in the thread!!



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: robg on Apr 01, '04 01:42:08PM
Based on his reply to another hint, I unfortunately think he's serious...

-rob.

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: ejurney on Apr 03, '04 05:13:02PM

good thing I wasn't ;)



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: wwelsh39 on Apr 01, '04 03:15:00PM

His loss!! It got me initially. I was delighted that Apple was announcing a new machine IN ADVANCE for a change. Oh well, one can always hope!!! And I did enjoy the joke!



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Felix on Apr 01, '04 05:43:03PM

Please, please sebastienb don't let the door hit you on your backside on your way out.

The hints you've contributed while you were with us were so valuable that I just don't know how I'm going to make do without more of them.

But I suppose I'll find a way to struggle by.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: phlavor on Apr 01, '04 05:51:34PM

THIS is the guy I want to party with. Let's all chip in and buy him a sense of humor.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: jamiefiedler on Apr 04, '04 06:09:54PM

wow. winner.



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: Old Toad on Apr 01, '04 01:07:29PM

Thanks for a refreshing diversion to the day to day surfing. The water cooled comment should have tipped me off, but no, bit hook, line and sinker. Got hit by MacInTouch's 4/1 site before coming here so should have been wary.

sebastienb really should get his head out of his computer and enjoy life a little bit more.

Keep up the good work.



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Apple Releases PowerMac G6
Authored by: SJ on Apr 01, '04 01:08:40PM
Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: UpWest47 on Apr 01, '04 01:43:25PM

Thanks for the heads up on the "Cubed G5" I already placed my
order for the entry-level model G5 Triple with Apple and they'll ship this
starting sometime in May. ($3,154 plus shipping) One of the hitches is that my Dual G5 memory
won't work for this new model and that one has to buy three memory
sticks for each level of memory upgrade. Memory sticks alone will add another $1,100 to the price. I can't wait for to receive the new unit
as I'm working on a holographic parallel universe in real-time program
with applications for gaming, us military, and nasa. I hear from my
developer friends that a 48" Apple Cinema Display with be available
very soon with a 3D capability.



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Hm...
Authored by: johnq on Apr 01, '04 02:06:53PM
All kidding aside, Apple's site has been down since noon EST. Surely they can't let the 20th anniversary pass???

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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: GlowingApple on Apr 01, '04 03:05:48PM
You know, all this fighting about moral news reporting on mac rumor sites and everyone's complaining about when Apple will be releasing their new G5 PowerBooks is all a moot point since Apple is dying anyways. I think it's a valid rumor since Jobs is selling all his stock and stepping down as CEO. Oh, well, time to dust off my old Intel 8086 and use a good OS...like Unix on a floppy disk! ;)

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Jayson

When Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" tell them "Apple."

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Apple releases more..!!!
Authored by: rgray on Apr 01, '04 06:22:54PM
Apple releases more..!!!
Authored by: UpWest47 on Apr 01, '04 06:33:06PM

I love them.
Great work!



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Apple releases more..!!!
Authored by: johnq on Apr 01, '04 07:04:10PM

thanks :) (I'm RDF/mini)



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Apple releases speed- and CPU-bumped G5s
Authored by: funwithstuff on Apr 02, '04 06:29:07AM

Nice gag. Don't miss the classics on CARS and AtAT:

http://www.appleturns.com/
http://www.crazyapplerumors.com/

The best of the day.



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What's wrong with 3?
Authored by: rgray on Apr 04, '04 06:35:29PM
OK, maybe I am just thick, but this 3 processor thing is disturbing me...

Rob and others have pointed to the three processor thing as a clue this being an April 1 gag - and very neatly played it was.

What a priori reason(s) exist that make an three (or any odd number, as one indicated) processor machine impossible??? Just because it hasn't been done is not a reason.

Anyone ever ride one of those 750cc triple 2 stroke Kawasakis? Now THAT was "wicked fast"...

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