[nycbug-talk] Apple Intel Servers?

Mikel King mikel.king
Thu Mar 2 17:19:00 EST 2006

I have a client that has a few intel Macs, so far so good. But on the 
flipside I have experienced some rather unusual out of the box failures 
during the last 6 months. Seemed like Apple was rushing equipment out the 
door relying on post support to pickup the slack.
Mikel King
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...... Original Message .......
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 13:57:05 -0800 "pete wright" <nomadlogic at gmail.com> 
>On 3/2/06, Jonathan Vanasco <nycbug-list at 2xlp.com> wrote:
>> 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
>really?  I've had good luck with v1 xserv's and G5 powermac's.  There
>where some issues with G4 powerbook's, but those problems where due to
>Samsung LCD defects.  Maybe someone who has gotten thier hands on some
>of the intel/mac gear can confirm the hardware problems.  I'd hate to
>spread more FUD regarding this crossover ;)
>> 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.
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