Apple NC's Still On (12/12/97)
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And while Larry Ellison is very busy talking friends out of leaving Cupertino and dealing with a 30% stock drop in Oracle, he still has time to blab to an audience at Harvard about Apple's NC's. Just yesterday, Apple's PR firm Niehaus-Ryan was officially denying that Apple would announce NC's at next month's MacWorld Expo-- yet in Cambridge, Larry claimed that the Apple-branded network computers would ship in April.

According to thessaSOURCE, Larry went on to say that the Apple NC's would include a 300 MHz processor (presumably a G3, based on earlier reports), on-board ethernet, maybe FireWire, and a 17-inch monitor. In a deviation from Larry's idea of an NC, the Apple version will allow the addition of a local hard disk, though it will ship diskless by default. And happily, the NC will run the Mac OS. Incidentally, Mac the Knife had posted an artist's conception of the Apple NC that had been circling the 'net in the past couple of weeks (but a faithful viewer points out that it's just been removed). Curvy!

Has anyone else noticed that Larry Ellison has become the single biggest source of Apple news?


 
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Other scenes from that episode:

  • 262: Apple CEO: Stalemate (12/12/97)   Oy vey... It seems that Steve Jobs has Apple in a bit of a pickle. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple's having a tough time finding a permanent CEO and is highly unlikely to fill the slot before their "expected" date of January 1st. So why is this Steve's fault?...

  • 264: Falling Market Share (12/12/97)   The news just keeps getting worse. A news.com article reports that according to market research firm IDC, Apple's sales market share has fallen yet again, dragging Apple from fifth place to eighth among U.S...

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