[nycbug-talk] Apple Intel Servers?
Thu Mar 2 15:08:03 EST 2006
I'd wait to see what happens on r2 and r3 models
The intel apple stuff scares me -- whenever apple launches something
new, all of the r1 products have a host of hardware issues that
really should have been caught in QA
By r2/r3, most of the issues should be resolved, and they often have
a shift in their ideology in terms of what hardware/software will be
free , and what gets tossed into open source
its a real common pattern with them
On Mar 2, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Isaac Levy wrote:
> Hey Okan, All,
> An officially relevant cross-post, (are they outlawed alltogether?)
> Last night at NYCBUG Okan was asking me about Intel Apple stuff, and
> weather or not it uses Open Firmware.
> I checked today to try to answer your question about Open Firmware on
> upcoming Intel Apple Servers, and there is no such thing as an Intel
> Apple Server (yet?).
> With that,
> "Shipping Intel-based Macintosh computers use Intel's new Extensible
> Firmware Interface (EFI)[17.1]."
> Suck. Or mabye not- it's just new.
> I'll miss Open Firmware, it's easy and well documented, it's Cisco-
> admin-friendly (it came from Sun back in the day), it's all FORTH
> syntax based.
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