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Podcast: Mac on Intel, Nano proposal

updated 12:55 pm EST, Fri December 16, 2005

New MacNN podcast released

MacNN has released its we discussed Apple's Front Row software, which is distributed with the new iMac G5 systems, as well as Widgets and more deals for video in the iTunes Music Store.

by MacNN Staff





  1. madmanXwater

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I hope you're wrong!

    First, your very own Forum closed my thread about Firewire going away, saying it was nothing more than a bad rumour. Then in you Podcas, you say it's going to happen for sure and that it's no bid deal. I work as a professsional video and audio editor and FireWire is a very big deal! I and many video people I know use FireWire drives, audio interfaces and cameras because it works better than USB. You have a more consistant data transfer and less CPU overhead with FireWire. So I hope you are wrong. Also, powered Firewire drives are a great thing for Apple laptops, I don't think you can do that with USB.

  1. madmanXwater

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Sorry about the spelling, I was trying to go a little to fast.

  1. alterbentzion

    Joined: Dec 1969


    m4a file

    Why do your podcasts open up (and download when right-clicked upon) in Safari as text files?

  1. jeebus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What a douche-bag

    The host of that show is such a tool, if apple stops including firewire on macs then they might as well stop selling iMovie cuz there aren't many video cameras that will connect to a computer without it.

  1. sleadley

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Firewire Going away

    For your average user the loss of firewire is no big deal, but for Audio and Video Professionals it would be a huge PITA. Besides the convenience of having an emergency Boot disk (or for those of us that beta test software ,and having a drive to boot with all our beta builds, there is the convenience of hot swapping, and copying 100GB of data via USB, forget it. I doubt it will happen.

  1. bommai

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iMovie is for avg user

    For the person that said Firewire is not for average person - you are wrong. iLife is squarely aimed at the average person and iMovie is an integral part of it. Without Firewire, there is no DV, and without DV, there is no iMovie.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    imovie and firewire

    You don't need firewire to get DV. Many cameras are USB capable now. And you can import that (or I'm sure they could change iMovie to work with USB) and live without firewire.

    Problem is, Firewire is an Apple technology that they marketed stupidly, brought along slowly, and allowed USB 2.0 to take most of its usefulness away without even trying to get it to be common place. h***, its still more or less an add-on in the PC market, with the possible exception of sony, who uses that stupid 4-pin version of it.

  1. vmarks

    Joined: Dec 1969


    you're right. all of you

    You're right.

    a) DV cameras at the consumer level can output video over both firewire and usb2- - iMovie users don't have to feel any pain over this.

    b) Firewire is a better technology. Better technologies don't always win in the market place, and we know this: We use Apple products.

    c) In the future we'll be using USB2 drives for emergency boot disks instead of Firewire drives. Firewire booting and target disk mode disappear in the future is what I was really aiming at: whether or not the interface is removed from future macs, I do not know, but it sure seems possible given the removal of Firewire synchronization from the iPod.

    d) For professionals, third party Firewire cards will always work if the machines themselves don't ship with them.

    and to Madmanxwater, I can't be sure why your forums post was closed- they're discussion forums: unless it was in the wrong forum or was getting out of hand, it seems like it probably could have remained open: you know, for discussion. PM the moderator of that particular forum if you want to dig deeper into the reasons for it being closed.

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