iBook G3: “icicle” in the Sands of the Sahara

In may 2002, Apple, with justifiable pride, has introduced its range of portable household Macs. iBook’and was again surprised – one reason for this was a new modification to the G3 from IBM (PowerPC 750fx “Sahara”), but Apple has not remained aloof. Arthur Hailey (1920-2004), a master of “production novel”, wrote for your life 11 masterpieces. In my opinion, he is the only author of all writing in this genre who can read. History iBook G3 case made of translucent plastic and magnesium could become the 12th masterpiece, perhaps “the most”…But alas.

The path of “ice” from factories in southern China to the customer was unprecedented and difficult, no one even knew what effort it took impeccable reputation Apple iBook G3. Feat?

May 20, 2002, somewhere on the planet Earth (or rather could not figure out), Steve opened another page in the history of the iBook G3. The public is impatient: when, at last, to replace the quickly aging in iBook’G3 and G4 will come? In the new G3, but some are quite different. They again impressed, and caused concern.

A few years before that, the Mars Rover called PowerBook’om on wheels, it used the same processor, and even the architecture of the computer were similar. And now…

Now it was PowerPC 750fx “Sahara”.

The processor developed for the flight computer Boeing 787, the Foundation of the computer by not taken place yet multipurpose spacecraft Orion. Well and by itself it was very good.

This is the seventh part of a series about the iBook, a list of the previous parts below:

First: Laptop candy style: iBook
Second: iBook: “something else”
Third: the World of Steve jobs iBook
Fourth: iBook G3 (Mid 2001): give a steer to designers?
Fifth: iBook G3 (Late 2001): Include in the kit a screwdriver…
Sixth: iBook’and move to Mac OS X

iBook G3 (Mid 2002)

Later I will tell you about the processor. Applying it the very first time, Apple engineers used only a small fraction of its capabilities. Or Steve wanted to prolong the pleasure. Anyway, a sharp separation in the performance of new model is still amazing.

The model was offered in three versions: two 12-inch (30.7 cm) and 14 inch (35.8 cm). The same case that the previous models. The same inscription “iBook”. Not to distinguish. In my opinion, it’s disgusting on their part In their time on the Apple website published a whole article about how to distinguish between them, after reading which, I started to understand that practically nothing. Except that to open it and see…

The ID of the new model was common to all variants, regardless of the size of the diagonal – PowerBook4,3.

The main Goodies of the new models, in addition to aerospace processor, a new graphics card, ATI Mobility Radeon, 16MB VRAM, 2хAGP. Compared with the previous, its performance increased by 35%. These 16 Megabytes mentioned in the official model name, and even in the first place: VRAM-16, Mid-2002, but…

Better, but at the time it was proposed already much more powerful solutions, and adorers of the crumble virtual vermin iBook G3 (VRAM-16, Mid-2002), still not too interesting.

Traditionally, the external monitor could only work in the “Mirror”, that is, to show what was shown built-in computer monitor.

The CPU can work with system bus clocked at 166 MHz, but in the first model the frequency remained the same – 100 MHz. The second level cache inside the chip, was two times more than in previous processors, the size of 512K. Size matters, and the contribution of the second level cache to improve the efficiency and performance of the new model are obvious – but that’s not all. Engineers IBM has used some original solutions increasing the effectiveness of the cache of the second level – and now it became the property of the users of home portable computer.

The Bank for the expansion of memory, as in previous models, there was only one. For its expansion, including in the online store, available chips with 128, 256 and 512 Megabytes. To set this Bank any chips, except for proven Apple did not recommended. Too big was the probability of incompatibilities (almost 100%).

Between Apple and third-party craftsmen, almost for the first time in the compact Macs c 68000 was a full consensus: the maximum size of memory (including the 128 MB on the motherboard) was limited to 600 Megabytes. At the time this was more than enough.

Options

Of course, this was both the initial configuration to configure your iBook’and under him, and viable computers by themselves.

Code names options model me… almost surprised. Probably, they were not allowed to sleep, no imagination. Then, not all of the wholesale model, not the most expensive and the largest size option, called Ivory (ivory).

The cheapest option was only overclocked to 600 MHz. Code name P59. 12.1 inch diagonal, 128 Megabytes on the motherboard, the drive capacity of 20 GB (and not too fast – a common problem iBook’s). Optical drive – 24x speed CD-ROM.

2 USB 1.1, 1 x Firewire 400, modem, slot and antenna for an AirPort (AirPort Card can be purchased in the online store). Ethernet 10/100Base-T.

Weight – 2.2 kg. Thickness of 1.35 inches (3.4 cm).

But price: 1 $ 199.

The most sold variant code name was P72. Looks like the GAZ M-72, the Victory of the raised passableness and comfort, which is not called a Victory…

The clock speed of Apple’s Victory was 700 MHz, the same 128 Megs soldered to the death of RAM, the same drive is 20 Gigabytes. The same ports, list them once again won’t. Optical drive “8x Combo Drive” version of the Everymac. In fact, 24x/6x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD-ROM if I’m not mistaken.

The weight and thickness of the same 2.2 kg and 3.4 cm

Price – 1 $ 499.

The 14-inch variant, with code name P73, is nearly the same P72 (I just love the letters with the numbers!), that is, the top-selling configuration. The same 700 MHz, the same graphics card. But there were differences. In the basic configuration, in addition to the 128 Megs of RAM on motherboard (pronounced “bracketing”), the Bank has established a chip with capacity of 128 Megabytes. A Total Of 256 Megabytes. And the Bank is busy.

The drive capacity of 30 Gigabytes, the same is not too fast, like the 12-inch models.

Optical drive – 24x/6x/4x/4x CD-RW/DVD-ROM (Combo Drive).

And display 35.8 cm, with the same 1024×768 resolution as the 12-inch brethren.

The price of 1 799$.

PowerPC 750fx “Sahara”

The CPU developed by IBM in 2002. Produced with technology of 0.13 micron, copper-based, was designed to work with clock frequencies up to 900 MHz and with a clock frequency of system bus to 166 MHz.

The second level cache, placed on the chip, the size of 512K. Bus clock rate was equal to the clock frequency of the processor. Engineers at IBM and it even optimized.

In the processor technology is applied to SOI (Silicon on Insulator, Silicon on insulator, SOI), instead of the usual sheets of silicon was used three-layer substrate is a silicon-insulator-silicon.

39 million transistors, a matrix size of 35 square mm.

Under a typical load, overclocked to 800 MHz PowerPC 750fx consumes only 4 watts.

Brief, only the most important.

Above I called it an “aerospace”, but about it you already know everything.

To be continued

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    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

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    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

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  5. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed They say this man will rule the world under a one world igion called spiritualism

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace It will be a false peace for a period of time You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things They have their plans set in place It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name ” (Revelation 14:9-11)

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast

    VISIT WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM TO SEE PROOF FOR THESE THINGS AND MUCH MORE! TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE THIS MESSAGE!

  6. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all igions under the worship of one God

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God (2 Thessalonians 2:4) For a time he will bring about a false peace, but Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15) then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be (Matthew 24:21)

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name

    Here is wisdom Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11)

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast

    Visit WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM to see proof for these things and why the Bible truly is the word of God!

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    EITHER HUMAN INTELLIGENCE ULTIMATELY OWES ITS ORIGIN TO MINDLESS MATTER OR THERE IS A CREATOR – JOHN LENNOX

    We all know God exists Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does Who is capable of knowing everything? God So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major holy books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things Watch a potential life-changing video on the front page of WWW BIBLEFREEDOM COM with Astronomer(PhD) Hugh Ross explaining all these facts based on published scientific data He has authored many books, backed even by atheist scientists

    Jesus came to pay a debt that we could not; to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23)

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself All the law hang on these commands We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish For sin is the transgression of the law We must walk in the Spirit so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh, being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26) If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2) Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our own desires that they become sin (James 1:12-15) When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14)

    The oldest igion in the world is holiness through faith (James 1:27) What igion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what igion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow the rituals and traditions of man but to take up our cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23) There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment Unlike igion, holiness cannot be created It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit Jesus is more than a igion; He is about having a personal ationship with the Father Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!

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