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Episode 114 - Macs

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / June 4, 2008 9:16 AM PDT

Everybody's going to be talking about the iPhone at WWDC. So we'll pick up the slack for the Mac fan.

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Article on Mac Dev
by thepodcasticator / June 5, 2008 4:22 AM PDT
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Looks like Techpriest wrote a (almost ridiculously) comprehensive article on the Mac Develepment platform: http://www.acrossthepod.dreamhosters.com/?p=15

Pretty much explains the Mac as a Dev platform, Xcode, languages you can use, the "free" part, Core API's etc..

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PPC support killed?
by kwsanders / June 7, 2008 4:42 AM PDT
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I cannot remember how long Steve Jobs mentioned that Apple would be supporting PowerPC based Macs, but I would not have thought they would have given up support of those of us who still have perfectly good PowerPC based systems. What do you think of the possibility of Apple doing away with support of the PPC chips in the upcoming OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

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Good idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2008 4:45 AM PDT
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It could lower the cost of programming staff enhancing stock values and get them to optimize the new platform even more.

"Everything dies" Dr. Who.

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They have to
by chustar / June 7, 2008 4:47 AM PDT
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If only Microsoft could do this with Windows.
They should end support for PPC and take every reference of it out of the code. You can still use Leopard and I don't think the PPC will be powerful enough to run 10.6 anyway.

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Not powerful enough?
by kwsanders / June 7, 2008 9:00 AM PDT
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I know it is just rumors, but so far, everything said is that there will not be any major additions at all to 10.6, so I am not sure how a PPC system would not be powerful enough to run 10.6. Just my $0.02, of course. I guess it is time to pass this one down to my son and get a new iMac.

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Rumors
by chustar / June 7, 2008 9:52 AM PDT
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I don't think that's possible. What would happen if apple release 10.6 without major additions? People would feel they were being charged for a service pack.

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reasons to buy a Mac
by ferrart / June 7, 2008 4:20 PM PDT
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I am a long time user of windows, and I love it. Now I want to change my PC and was thinking to buy the Mac. My questions are:
1. how different is the apples mac to any PC in the market?
2. is the mac wroth the price?

love the show

eshaan

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I agree
by not1975 / June 7, 2008 10:57 PM PDT
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I have, in the past, considering buying a Mac. But, I don't see how the extra price is justified, especially considering that I am perfectly happy with Windows and I am very limited in terms of PC budget. Maybe you guys (Tom) could discuss the merrits of buying a Mac.

-Tony

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Show Notes
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / June 11, 2008 2:20 AM PDT
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Real Deal 114

Mobile Me
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9963504-2.html

Live Mesh competitor

Snow Leopard -
No new MacBook Pro?
Techriest - Mac as a development platform - http://www.acrossthepod.dreamhosters.com/?p=15

iPhone - Apps!
The SDK, core services, what it can and can't do

Difference between the apps and web apps

How to buy the apps


EMAIL

kwsanders - I cannot remember how long Steve Jobs mentioned that Apple would be supporting PowerPC based Macs, but I would not have thought they would have given up support of those of us who still have perfectly good PowerPC based systems. What do you think of the possibility of Apple doing away with support of the PPC chips in the upcoming OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

chustar - If only Microsoft could do this with Windows.
They should end support for PPC and take every reference of it out of the code. You can still use Leopard and I don't think the PPC will be powerful enough to run 10.6 anyway.
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eshaan - I am a long time user of windows, and I love it. Now I want to change my PC and was thinking to buy the Mac. My questions are:
1. how different is the apples mac to any PC in the market?
2. is the mac wroth the price?

Tony - I have, in the past, considering buying a Mac. But, I don't see how the extra price is justified, especially considering that I am perfectly happy with Windows and I am very limited in terms of PC budget. Maybe you guys (Tom) could discuss the merrits of buying a Mac.


Geoff - I'm sure you have a million people telling you their favourite plugins, but you didn't mention IE TAB
For instance, firefox does not work well on any pages at Microsoft.com, so with IE TAB, you can set it to automatically switch to rendering with IE for certain websites. Although, I believe this is windows only

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