Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Oct 2005 15:55 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Morphos PPCNux (German) as well as Pegasos-Forum (German) report about new information about Genesi's new G5 based mainboard. The mainboard which will feature the PowerPC 970MP CPU will have the new microBTX format (26.4x26.7cm/10.4"x10.5"). As system controller IBM's 945 northbridge was chosen which is the corresponding version of the current PowerMac's system controller. ATI will provide the graphics chipset for the new mainboard. It is currently not known which product name the mainboard will have. In addition, Mupper 1.0 has been released.
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by on Mon 31st Oct 2005 16:55 UTC

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That iPod rant reminds me of a Steve Jobs quote I just read today: "...but you've got to be sure it's not a technology in search of a problem."

Then again it never really seemed like BBRV had much of an idea of where markets were actually going. Set top boxes? PDA portals? SmartCards? Nu-uh. Try again. And again. And again.

That's why Jobs is a billionaire at 50 while BBRV will still be making snide comments and trying to out-Jobs Steve Jobs ten years from now - that is if he can still find the venture capital. Sooner or later too many bridges will be burnt.

At least it's a case of "the more the merrier" when it comes to the ppc platform.

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RE: SmartCard
by on Mon 31st Oct 2005 20:54 in reply to "SmartCard"
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What snide remarks? Are we talking about the same blog...

I read that they compliment Apple and Steve Jobs specifically (they certainly did in the prvious iPod blog). I think you are missing the point. The SIM in a mobile is the same chip as a smart card and they are suggesting the as broadband networks become more common and available - anywhere - that the mobile industry in in trouble. That is if Apple can make the jump to an internet supported video "skype" phone who needs a mobille. I think they are being very complimentary of Apple. Also, if I am not mistaken Genesi is self-funded (according to their website). I bet they neither want or need VC funding.

Are you Denmark? Did you see this one?


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RE[2]: SmartCard
by ODW-Developer on Tue 1st Nov 2005 17:43 in reply to "RE: SmartCard"
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I think you are right: They clearly agree with Apple's approach and also congratulate them.

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