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2005-06-06
Commentary on the keynote...
After reporting the keynote live to you, I want to share a few of my thoughts. I guess I'll post again in a few hours, when I've spent some more time thinking about it. But here it goes:
Apple seems to be confident about this move, and they certainly do have a plan here. Since they'll support both PPC and intel Mac hardware for quite a while, buying a PPC Mac now is certainly not a bad investment. This will become a bit unclear, though, after Apple releases their first Mac based on an intel CPU in June next year. Will people still buy, say, a PowerMac G5 then - even though they know that much better - or at least much different - hardware is coming in less than six months?
And now on to the probably greatest fear of Apple: How many hackers does it take to find out how to install Mac OS X for intel Macs on "any" PC? Only one. The one who's going to be successful. ;) Well: Apple probably has given this quite some thought, too.
And the final thought for now: What about Windows apps and Windows on intel Macs? How "PC" are those intel Macs? I'm pretty sure we'll hear more about these things in the coming days and weeks...
Comments:
Mhh, perhaps there is a "good" possibility to block macosx running on any other platform: Intel basically invented DRM (think it is called lagrange), so they could potentionally tie macosx to specific CPU boards. The hardware will then assure that no other software can run on this Intel-mac. An in the future if all normal PCs are also capable of this DRM, could not run macosx there too...
 
Intel on my Mac ?

NEVER !!!
 
beercake: Wouldn't this DRM-check, however, be in some way in software? Maybe someone'd find a hack so Mac OS X would simply _not_ check about it... Hmm... I guess we'll _really_ hear more about it once the devkits are in the hands of people who're interested in finding out. ;)
 
This blog thing is pretty cool. I have read some great information about cpu benchmarking and AMD chips. Unfortunately, it seems my searches get me a lot more information than what I was really looking for...anyways, I enjoyed reading your post.

unlocking amd cpu
 
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