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Re: Re: Call for platforms

From: Peter Bierman <bierman(at)apple(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: thomas(at)pgsql(dot)com, lockhart(at)fourpalms(dot)org, Hackers List <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Call for platforms
Date: 2001-03-27 01:08:38
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At 7:53 PM -0500 3/26/01, Tom Lane wrote:
>Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu> writes:
>>> "PPC750"?  What's that?  "PPC G3" might be more likely to mean something
>>> to onlookers ...
>
>> Actually "G3" means nothing outside of Apple afaict. The 750 series is a
>> follow-on to the 60x series, and there is a 7xxx series also. From my
>> pov, using an accepted label, rather than a marketing (re)label, better
>> indicates *what* this actually can run on. I'm not sure that I have it
>> labeled correctly yet, but "G3" is not a step in the right direction.
>
>I found an apparently current "PowerPC CPU Summary" at
>http://e-www.motorola.com/webapp/sps/technology/tech_tutorial.jsp?catId=M943030621280
>
>If accurate, the chip in this PowerBook is *not* a 750, since that tops
>out at 400 MHz.  Apple offered this model in 400 and 500 MHz speeds,
>which makes it either a 7400 or 7410 chip ...
>
>> Should I put "Mac G3" in the comment section?
>
>Yes, if you won't put it where it should be ;-).  I'm still of the
>opinion that "G3" will mean something to a vastly larger population
>than "750" or "7400" would.  The latter are "marketing relabels" too
>you know; Motorola's internal designation would probably be something
>else entirely.


A "Me Too" from the peanut gallery.

There are probably 1000x as many users that will recognize that they have a PowerPC G3 than will know they have a PPC750 or PPC7400.

-pmb



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