Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 16:12 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Morphos In a comment on the Power.org blog, Pieter Van den Abeele wrote that Genesi will be releasing the Open Server Workstation, which will be based on the PowerPC 970 (G5) chip. The system is scheduled for release this month give or take a few weeks, and will cost $1599. Developers can also register for a free workstation.
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by mbpark on Mon 5th Jun 2006 03:04 UTC
mbpark
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2005-11-17

BB&RV,

This is definately a good thing for several reasons:

1. The Intel Core-based Macs are on track for later this year. This means that Apple, as usual, won't have as many as customers would like for either PPC or Intel-based Macs.
2. The price gap between your solution and the Mercury one is very large. $6000 (and I am quoting TerraSoft here) as opposed to something you can provide in the $2000-$3000 range fully loaded is pretty darn good.
3. Apple can't provide a fully loaded G5 in that range ;) .

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