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Leopard only 64-bit?

by .-_-. / June 11, 2007 5:06 AM PDT

Correct me if I'm wrong on anything, but this is total crap! No 32-bit leopard for the suckers like me who bought a first generation MacBook that only has the Intel Core Duo processor and there not going to give us Leopard after we were the ginny pigs for these pieces of crap and having to send this thing in three times for malfunctions, hell my old dell only broke down once in the year that i owned it! Why is there no 32-bit? Is Steve jobs saying that we shouldn't buy first generation apple hardware and be screwed out of future updates?

Lol btw, the new Safari doesn't recognize that MacBook is a word

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Tiger was 64 bit too...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 5:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Leopard only 64-bit?

Were you able to run that?

Stay tuned to discover the full story of "64 bit" (only) vs. "64 bit enabled."


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Both... I think
by acedtect / June 11, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
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As I understood it from the crappy audio I was hearing, Leopard will run as 32-bit or 64-bit depending on what system it's on. But there's only one install needed, so you don't have to think about it.

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(NT) (NT) Phew. My Gen 1 MacBook's life is now prolonged.
by udayan71 / June 11, 2007 8:03 AM PDT
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leopard beta system requirements
by thriftyT / June 11, 2007 9:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Leopard only 64-bit?

"You must have a Macintosh computer with:
an Intel processor or a PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
at least 256 MB of RAM for a Power-PC based Mac and 512 MB for an Intel-based Mac (additional RAM is recommended for development purposes)
a built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
at least 6 GB of disk space available, or 8 GB if you install the developer tools"

I have no idea how credible the above source is. In particular, I'm shocked at how low the RAM and disk space requirements are (compare to Tiger or Vista's install sizes).

Having said that, I'm SURE that Leopard will run on all Intel and most G5 Macs. Apple simply wouldn't screw their customers ? or themselves ? like that. Some of the features may be disabled and performance may be wanting on an older system, but hey that's nothing new.

All new OS's these days offer some benefits and are potential drivers of hardware sales. Just ask Microsoft.
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by askaskask / June 11, 2007 1:14 PM PDT
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That's why Steve had the comparison. One can run either version on the same computer, but if 64 bit is available, it will default to that.

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