Looks like Crapple is ditching IBM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Huge, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

  2. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

  3. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Dvorak says it's bad news for Linux.

    He's got a point. If windows running on a Mac becomes common, and interoperability across the two systems is a reality, a lot of developer talent will move in that direction, largely at Linux expense. Rather than continuing a move into the mainstream, Linux may end up remaining strictly the pervue of the uber-geek and the hobbyist.
     
  4. Neo

    Neo Administrator Staff Member

    yea i dont see this as a good thing. mixing apples and oranges kinda thing. We will end up with a halfbreed system.... :mad:
     
  5. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

    Agreed; this isn't good for Linux...
     
  6. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Do you think we'll be able to run OS X on an IBM?
     
  7. Neo

    Neo Administrator Staff Member

    nah i dont see that, but i see the mac side leaning more toward a win based development.
     
  8. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    I thought it was mixing apples and intels.
     
  9. Neo

    Neo Administrator Staff Member

    hehe i thought about that after i typed it.
     
  10. Huge

    Huge Holla if you hear me! Staff Member

  11. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Ya know, it might be time to buy some stock in top game development companies. They now have the ability to cut their production costs massively, since you no longer would have to support a staff for native Mac developing.
     
  12. Gato_Solo

    Gato_Solo Member

    Considering that AMD has a lock on 64 bit for the next couple of months, I don't see why Apple didn't swing over to their side instead of Intel. :shrug:
     
  13. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    Intel probably offered Apple a sweet deal on the chips.
     
  14. HomeLAN

    HomeLAN Bumbling Idiot Staff Member

    Plus, Intel is also on the cusp with 64 bit (following AMD's model - gotta love it).

    Chipzilla usually finds a way to get what they want, anti-monopoly laws be damned.
     
  15. Noite Escura

    Noite Escura The unpredictable

    One would think the natural way is going mainstream.
     
  16. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    I heard this week of a Texas crew who's trying to rebuild the old Alpha technology and kick Intel's ass with it.
     
  17. fury

    fury Administrator Staff Member

    I think Apple did pretty well off with the switch to Intel. Back then, there was all kinds of "No way! Now it'll be slow!" and now they've got every Mac fan eating out of the palm of their hands, especially with all of the banter about how Windows runs better on the Intel Mac than OSX does.

    If this is the Alpha revival you're talking about, sure, it looks promising on paper, but I think I'll wait to put my foot in my mouth when I see it in mass production with all those significant advances over the existing stuff, kicking ass and taking names (the likes that very few thought AMD could do)
     
  18. Professur

    Professur Mushroom at large

    Unfortunately for Crapple, IBM just happened to come out with a tri-core chip while Itfel and AMD struggled with dual cores. They'd be well ahead if they'd stayed where they were.
     
  19. Inkara1

    Inkara1 New Member

    I'm on an Intel-based Mac right now at work and it's pretty fast. The Intel chip also runs a lot cooler than the G5 chip, which frees up a lot of room in Apple's tower models for more drives, etc. because of the need for fewer fans.
     
  20. fury

    fury Administrator Staff Member

    Quad-cores are just around the corner anyway, from both Intel and AMD. I'd be more concerned about what each core could do with what amount of juice (and spitting out what amount of heat), though. Quality over quantity and all...
     

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