Regardless of how you feel about the testing methodology for Apple’s new Power Mac G5, you have to admit that this machine appears to be an amazing hardware feat that can compete with Intel’s best offerings.
One of the questions that I have, however, is “how important is the success of the G5 to the perception that Apple is a major player in the high end personal computer market?”
Apple is already running Unix under the hood with Mac OS X, and it has adopted acclaimed open source technologies such as the Apache web server. Arguably, Apple produces some of the best laptops in the universe, and its new Xserve product is turning many heads behind the firewall. Now they add the Power Mac G5 to the mix.
As an aside to this discussion, I’m working on a new publication that’s a partnership between O’Reilly & Associates and Macworld Publishing. For its debut, I’d like to include a Feedback column. So I thought, what better place to get things rolling than right here with a weblog?
If you have a thoughtful comment about this G5 question, and are willing to let me publish it in a new journal that will debut in late September, then post a TalkBack here. (If you want to comment and don’t want your words considered for the journal, then just say so at the end of your TalkBack, and I won’t use it.)
I’ll let everyone know when the new publication is available and how to get your hands on it.
So, until then, the question is, “How important is the success of the G5 to the perception that Apple is a major player in the high end personal computer market?”
Let me know what you think, and thanks for your thoughts…