Apple introduced the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) systems on August 13, 2002. The Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) adds dual processors across the line, DDR memory, greater expandability, and several other enhancements to the fourth generation of a Power Macintosh G4 product line Apple originally introduced almost three years ago, in September, 1999.
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) sees the Power Macintoshes as evolutionary improvements over the previous generation "Quicksilver" models.
The Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) is offered in three standard configurations at the Computer Connection:
Technical issues & recommendations
ISC does not expect there to be significant hardware-related compatibility problems with the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors). However, the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) will have the same software-related conflicts that any Mac OS X version 10.2.x or Mac OS 9.2.x workstation would have.
ISC has tested the Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) for compatibility with University supported hardware and software, including the PennConnect 2002 CD-ROM. As always, support providers should be aware of the potential technical issues associated with any new workstation design.
These workstations meet or exceed ISCs desktop recommendations for Macintoshes, with the addition of extra RAM and/or an external Zip 250 drive. For most users, the dual 1 GHz workstation is an appropriate choice, having the best combination of processor speed, bus speed, video card capability, and price.
--John Mulhern III, Senior IT Project Leader, ISC Technology Support Services (September 5, 2002)
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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