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Intel Mac"Faster than Mac OS X on my Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5"

by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 4:55 AM PDT


The base hardware they are renting from Apple is what we see for much less that 1K bucks on the shelf. This could be yet another reason to start loading up on Apple stock.

"The first Mac systems to sport Intel processors are expected to hit the market around the middle of next year according to statements made by Apple, though recent mumblings indicate that the company may be striving to beat those estimates by several months."

So mid 2006 could be early 2006 with presales beginning in 2005?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 8:13 AM PDT

I read this the other day. With the playing field leveled, with the processors, any speed bump has to be the OS.
Stocking up the stock now


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any speed bump has to be the OS.
by jcrobso / August 12, 2005 4:10 AM PDT
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Well yes, M$ is proud of the fact that they can bring any processor to it's knees and grind it to a halt with inefficent code. John

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Just a comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2005 4:19 AM PDT

How much will you pay for efficient code?

I just finished a project where a company paid very little for a software title. It wieghed in at well over 1 Megabyte, required an onerous install procedure but barely worked.

At first you may think 1+ Megabyte is fine until you find out that the target machine was a Palm PDA.

I had written some other titles for them but they know it costs real money so they tried the cheap route which worked to my advantage since it nailed down what they did and didn't want in the rewrite. The new software weighs in at about 48 thousand bytes and requires no install.

The story is one from my firsthand experiences in this field and highlights the issue is you get what you pay for.


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by damasta55r / July 14, 2005 10:58 AM PDT

"It's fast," said one developer source of Mac OS X running on Intel's Pentium processors. "Faster than [Mac OS X] on my Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5." In addition to booting Windows XP at blazing speeds, the included version of Mac OS X for Intel takes "as little as 10 seconds" to boot to the Desktop from when the Apple logo first displays on screen.

So, Macs can run windows, but windows can't run mac?

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That would be correct
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 12:45 PM PDT
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The Intel driven Mac will boot Windows or Mac.

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by damasta55r / July 14, 2005 1:22 PM PDT
In reply to: That would be correct

That's so unfair. Why can't both be able to dual-boot. So will macs with intels chip come standard with both??? That's what i hope to find out. If they have both, why can't everyone hop on the machintosh bandwagon

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 9:49 PM PDT
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The Mac's with the Intel processor will come with the Mac OS only. Although Windows will boot and run, it is not supported by Apple.
Everyone can "hop on the machintosh(sic) bandwagon", just buy yourself a Mac.


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by yankees26 / December 30, 2005 6:12 AM PST
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how is that Apple can keep a non apple pc from running Mac? I dont see how two operating systems on x86 architecture cant run on the same hardware.

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It will be done
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 30, 2005 7:27 AM PST
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by using a authentication type chip that will check to see if the logic board is manufactured by Apple or not.
Boards without the chip, will not run OS X. Apparently it is quite simple to do.
I can't remember the actual name of the procedure but it can be changed by an update to the OS, rather like a firmware update. My guess is that it will change on a frequent basis to hold back on the hackers. It would get annoying trying to run an OS that stopped working every couple of weeks and could not be updated for fear of breaking the system. Oh, wait, Windows users do that all the time. My Bad Happy


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