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The rumor mill has been churning away for the past few weeks producing news about the Q88, a sub-$500 headless computer from Apple. Many ideas have been drawn about the design, though many agree on it's purpose: drawing Windows users that were attracted by iPod and iTunes to an Apple platform. The Q88 has now been brought from rumor status to validation, a step away from actual pictures of the Q88 next to Jobs. Apple Computers decided to sue the website Think Secret over it's release of the Q88 information.
I don't think you can sue someone over an idea that is not true. Who knows? Maybe Think Secret has struck gold. Not possibly, because the details that the had were pretty clear that they came from someone who has seen the unit.
So, other than the news that a bunch of cheap G4's are coming out, anyone going to pick one up and mod it? I'm deff. getting one, though I'm still making up my mind to mod it or not.
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Apple has gone a bit too far with the ThinkSecret lawsuit. It's one thing to sue someone over a breach of contract, but ThinkSecret has no relationship to Apple whatsoever. I am reminded of Motortrend Magazine which publishes spy photos of unreleased cars (somtimes years in advance) undergoing testing. Apple has no ground for this lawsuit and is either stupid or using it to build excitement around Macworld (crazier stunts have been pulled by Apple in the past). You may remember Columbus(?), the set top box set to debut at Macworld 1999, was actually a coverup by Apple to disguise the release of the original Bondi iMac. If this is in fact a publicity stunt, they need not waste the resources of a Mac site.
ok, as usual, I am always thinking of a way to save money and have something really bad ass... :P
So, if apple is releasing a sub 500 G4 system with a 1.25 GHz processor, would it be possible to just node two or three of these systems together and have a really fast computer? I mean, it would be cheaper than a G5 still, and with 3 processors, I would imagine it would be pretty fast. I really do not know anything about noding systems together, but I would assume that 3 systems can act as one via a node. I am also wondering how upgradable these systems will be.
Also, I am thinking, perfect carputer!
Ahhhh, the possibilities of a flat xserve like sub 500 apple computer
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