[nycbug-talk] Apple Intel Servers?

Jonathan Vanasco nycbug-list
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,
> http://appleintelfaq.com/#17
> "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.

More information about the talk mailing list