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What's in Apple's Transition Kit?

I wonder what's in the new Developer Transition Kit from Apple. The biggest thing is you get a 3.6 GHz P4 that runs OS X for $999. I wonder if this sucker is faster than a dual processor G5? I wonder how much RAM it comes with? Is it worth spending $1500 ($500 to join Apple as a developer + the cost of the package). It'll be interesting to see what these machines look like.

Posted in Mac OS X at Jun 06 2005, 10:27:27 PM MDT 6 Comments

The thing is it is only the use of a computer, not the purchase of a computer according to the website you have to return it when the transition period is over.

Posted by on June 07, 2005 at 05:31 AM MDT #

According to, the Intel systems are lagging way behind a dual G5 2.7GHz. Of course, this is all preliminary results, on a probably non-optimized version of the system and possibly with XBench running on Rosetta so take it with a grain of salt or two...

Posted by Chris Laprun on June 07, 2005 at 07:22 AM MDT #

And don't forget. You have to give the box back by end of 2006. Steve Jobs said in his keynote "we don't want them to have around". You would spend that $1500 for a year of fun, not for owning the machine.

Posted by Stephan Schwab on June 07, 2005 at 12:07 PM MDT #

Woa.. that's quite an expensive rent. Is the fun you're goign to get out of it worth it though? Regards,

Posted by Tony on June 07, 2005 at 03:39 PM MDT #

I am thinking of getting it. But will wait for somone else to get it 1st. I assume I can put Fedora on it for dual boot. .V

Posted by Vic Cekvenich on June 07, 2005 at 04:31 PM MDT #

I was all excited about this. I've thinking about getting G5, but this would might be cooler option. My thinking was like Vic, but instead toss Windows 2000 on it a dual boot mode. (I know that is just wrong.) I'm with Stephan and Tony $1500 is a bit much to rent a machine. Worst is that I'm not sure you could even claim any tax write off, since I'm betting the agreement says that Apple owns the hardware. Has anyone seen anything suggesting you'd get a credit when you return it. I wouldn't expect full amount, but some credit might make it easier to swallow. I'm also curious how much they'll lock it down under the NDA. The other way to look at this is it pretty cheap when you compare to MDSN Universal or Playstation development system. It is still a bit tough on the wallet for hobbist/shareware developer.

Posted by Jeff Duska on June 07, 2005 at 05:22 PM MDT #

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