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#1 13 years ago

I found this little article that claims Apple is moving thier Mac Mini's and high-end Power Macs into the Intel camp in the fairly near future. In my opinion this would be extremely stupid and virtual suicide for Apple. How can a company claim to be "different" and then use the EXACT cpu as every other windows PC in the known universe? Looks like Stevey boy is finally gonna run 'em into the ground. http://www.rage3d.com/index.php?cat=85#newsid33817883




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#2 13 years ago

That be one stupid move. If that happens I wont buy anther mac again cause it wouldnt be a mac any more. It be a pc...




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#3 13 years ago

eexactly my point... thier OS isnt THAT good... its also thier parts.




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#4 13 years ago

MacOS used to be a Very good OS. I enjoyed using the Mac OS 8, much more than Windows 9x.

It was much easier to work with. The MacOS X lacks many features that I grew accustomed to. I've been hoping that the Mac would be available on the PC, but now I don't know...

I've heard that those Intel chips, will not be Standard Pentium Processors. They will possibly be Power5 processors.




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#5 13 years ago

Isnt the G5 the power 5 processor? Also mac is on pc now. Get an emulator for windows or linux and you can run it on pc. Get pearpc and you can. It runs slow but it runs it. Also why doe's apple want to go from motorola and IBM from making its proceossors to intel? Why use a pc based processor? If they do I will never get an mac again.




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#6 13 years ago

Probably cause it would save them money, allowing them to keep overcharging for powermacs and make and even LARGER profit... yuk




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#7 13 years ago
AgentlaidlawIsnt the G5 the power 5 processor?

A Significant part of Mac, is on PC. Its called Darwin x86. ;) Discussing it, won't get you in trouble with the moderators either...

The Power5 is about the same as the G5 Processor, but I don't think they are exactly the same.

I've heard rumors that Intel has licensed the Power5 architecture.




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#8 13 years ago

lol yup yup. Darwin core of Mac osx. Can't you download Darwin onto pc to use it as your unix OS? Cause if so then whoa mac is truly on pc. Also Mac osx is a pc os then but modify to run on mac right?




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#9 13 years ago

The G5 is a Power5.

Agentlaidlawlol yup yup. Darwin core of Mac osx. Can't you download Darwin onto pc to use it as your unix OS? Cause if so then whoa mac is truly on pc. Also Mac osx is a pc os then but modify to run on mac right?

And you can't run current versions of MacOS on a PC without emulation, period. I don't know what architectre the microkernel of MacOS is built around, but the wrappers on it certainly don't work on an x86, and that's due to the simple fact that POWER is a RISC-based architecture, and RISC <> x86. @M_u~ Very little chance that there is any truth to those rumours. IBM dropped Itanium from their product lines recently as they plan to move the POWER architecture into the same markets that Itanium currently owns to compete with Intel. They might've gotten part of POWER, but not all of it.




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#10 13 years ago

I can't see this ever happening, they have had the PowerPC processers for so long now that all the Mac apps are optimized for it, and there OS is built to run on them, if this happens it will be the end of Apple.