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Mac.Ars: 64-bit computing

updated 09:05 am EST, Wed February 18, 2004

Mac.Ars: 64-bit computing

Eric Bangeman of Mac.Ars in the context of Apple's Power Mac G5. With no consumer 64-bit applications for Mac OS X, and no 64-bit version of Mac OS X on the horizon, Bangeman discusses why the marketing angle of 64-bits may be more significant than the computing muscle it has the potential to flex.




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    Godsend

    A 64-bit version of MacOS X will be a Godsend when it finally comes.

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    Woohoo!

    64-bits! Twice as fast as those damn 32-bit Intel processors! Macs rule! Intel blows!

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    Neophilia

    64 bits is the new megahertz

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    RIPE

    Intel are just RIPE to add another 10-15 megahertz to the Itanic

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    Intel 128 bit processor

    I have a 128-bit intel processor. At least I think that is how many pieces of it were scattered around my floor after I demolished it in favor of a mac.

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    Mac OS X 64 Bit Codename?

    .....maybe "iChing"? or would it be ... "Ch-Ching!" $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    Snappy

    Merely thinking about 10.4 makes my Mac seem snappier

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    effem

    yes, eff the m*** PC users who bought into the GHz myth in the first place. Let 'em think 64 bits is twice as fast as 32. AMD is really helping with this, since the Opteron is all the rage in PC land.

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    Clintk

    I think that comment about having a 64 bit chip and not having any software thats adapted to 64 bit is stupid. What should Apple do? Hold off on the G5 until software becomes available? He is shooting his mouth off just to do so.

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    Reality Distortion Field

    HYPE. Steve Jobs is the master of hype. OSX isn't even fully optimized for the G4 yet. Photoshop isn't either. How many years has it been? How many years before 64bit systems and software are a reality? If you believe that either platform is infallable, then you will miss many opportunities...

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