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Fan Control Update posted for G5 owners

updated 11:05 am EST, Tue March 16, 2004

G5 Fan Control Update 1.0

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  1. gorbag

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Redundant with 10.3.3?

    I note that 10.3.3 also updates fan control.

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Windtunnel Killer 1.0

    improves performance = you can now hear a person 1 foot away from you when in the same room with your G5

    improves reliablity = your G5 no longer sounds like a chainsaw starting up when it wakes up from sleep

  1. Ned Soltz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    For 10.2.x

    Seems to be only for 10.2.x since, as another poster had noted, improved fan control was included in 10.3.3

  1. Drakino

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Why 10.2?

    Didn't every G5 owner get a free copy of 10.3? Odd that they are porting patches back to the special G5 10.2 builds instead of displaying a message saying "Your running an outdated OS, conteact Apple for a free upgrade".

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Why 10.2

    Why would someone be running 10.2. Well, first, Apple no longer offers the 'free' update. Second, some actually like 10.2. Third, 10.3 broke several things (including networking in a shared windows environment) that prevents people from using it. Fourth, their cheap. Fifth, they may have software that runs only under 10.2. Sixth, their office has not OK'd 10.3 for internal use.

    Is that enough reasons, just off the top of my head, why someone would be still running 10.2?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Why 10.2

    Oh, one reason Apple may have posted this is because if they didn't, some [jerk] would be making movies of him and his buddy spraypainting signs in NY that read "I bought a new computer but Apple forces me to spend $129 to get the fans to work correctly!".

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Gee, go figure that one

    It's called "support". IE if you pay $2000+ for something, you shouldn't be fucked in 3 months when the latest and greatest comes out and you suddenly find out that it's got a bunch of bug fixes you'll never see unless you pony up for the upgrade.

    That's a bunch of c***. I know developers need to be paid for their work, but don't they understand by now that users expect that they be able to move forward as the technology moves forward? They KNOW that's the expectation, yet they do this kind of stuff anyway. It's all about the almighty dollar: get a user to pay and pay and pay in the hopes that they might SOMEDAY have a bug-less program.

    Ok, I got a bit pissy about this. Sorry. I just get really annoyed when people blindly attack people who wish apple would be different then every other company. What every other companies does is exactly what apple does: throw every trick in the book at you to try to get you to upgrade, up to and including holding back the bug fixes. I guess that's just the breaks you deal with when you're trying to keep up with technology. But that doesn't mean it doesn't suck.

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