Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:53 UTC
Apple The very first Apple computers, distributed nationwide in 1977, had a hood you could pry off to reveal the CPU, the memory, and the motherboard. But almost three decades later, the company that pioneered "open architecture" with the Apple II, even with thousands of admirers looking on, was reluctant to pry the back panel off its new Intel Core Duo-based iMacs and MacBook Pro portables.
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RE: Silly intro
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 13th Jan 2006 19:21 UTC in reply to "Silly intro"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

what.. hex-bit srives? those are hardly "sepcial"

but yes, Apple's systems are much more open than they use to be.... and now with PCI-E machines... GFX cards should be swappable just like other cards.

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RE[2]: Silly intro
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 13th Jan 2006 19:36 in reply to "RE: Silly intro"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Were they just hex-bit? I thought I remembered them being something more exotic. Still, they're fairly exotic compared to phillips or robertson.

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RE[3]: Silly intro
by macintroll on Fri 13th Jan 2006 20:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Silly intro"
macintroll Member since:
2005-11-15

Not hex, they were Torx bits (aka "star").

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