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  1. MarcoM

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    its reality!

    I was hoping that it was all a dream or something but I guess its the way of the future. So lets buckle up and go on the bumpy ride.

  1. srmoll

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Is there a possibility...

    that this is just an attempt at publicly kicking IBM in the nuts!? If I was Steve, I think I'd want to. I mean, Steve promised on the strength of IBMs chip roadmap, to have 3GHz PowerMacs on the market ages ago. It didn't happen. They're having to overclock G5s just to get 2.7GHz, meanwhile IBM have sold 3.2GHz PowerPC based chips to who?... Microsoft. I would be seriously p**sed off at this.

  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    3.2 GHZ PPC chips

    Note that those 3.2GHz PPC chips were custom chips, and not G5's........... as far as we know IBM still couldn't deliver a 3 GHz G5. They seem to be fine with customized chips, etc.

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: is there a possibilit

    To expand on Elektrix', game CPUs are simple. They don't have to do a lot. Most of the work is in the video card. The game machine's CPU's job is to get pixel data to the video card and to manage things like saving games, loading from the disk, etc. It's easy to clock those up - relatively, they're simple designs.

  1. devmage

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hope

    Hope is all I have Apple lives through this. I am baffled as to why they would go this far and not make OSX available to all x86 PCs. We all know regardless of what they do someone will hack OSX onto one anyways. Why not benefit from it?

  1. budster101

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Hope

    The best thing Steve could do is what he did.

    1. Kick IBM in the preverbial nuts. 2. Open up the world of OS X to run on Intel, he's been doing it for the past years, so this isn't new, it was planned, probably as a just in case, or even knew this as the limitations were (G5) known long ago in a distant galaxy. 3. Make it so people could run OS X and Windows on a Mac side-by-side and choose for themselves... I'd choose OS X every time and I'm a longtime X PC user. Games would run on a Mac! (PC GAMES) It's a win/win. 4. OS X would not run on a generic PC Box... they can make it so. Hack it up? Sure that would last a couple of weeks until a new update and then wammo. No OS, worky.

    :D

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    On the right track

    I think Steve is on the right track. As for IBM, they didn't come through like they promised. They seem to be able to do so for Microsoft and Sony but not for Apple. So Steve had no choice since IBM wasn't interested in keeping Apple's business. He had to find someone who would like his business. They have a great road map and lots of tools to get it done. With OSX already done it's going to make it a lot easier.

  1. jhorvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    This will NOT hurt Apple

    As for all who think this will hurt Apple and it's loyal followers go. I don't think so. It's not about the processor it's about the OS and the way Apple makes it fun,easy, and secure to use a personal computer. If Intel can make Macs work faster and cooler and get the processors out on time then this can only help Apple even more. Now it will be about OS VS.OS and not about processor/OS VS. processor/OS. My bet of course is on Apple.

  1. Scooterboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    News Flash

    News Flash! Microsoft to debut MS brand PC's running 3.5 GHz Quad IBM G5's!

  1. Scooterboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Seriously

    I'd welcome dual booting Macs so I can play any PC game in Windows, and use Windows superior DVD players and Hi Def sound cards. But then there will be less incentive for software companies to support 2 OS's when almost all the PC's (including Macs) can and probably will run Windows. Can't find that OS X app, or having trouble with the Mac version? Just boot into Windows and run the PC version. Looks like Aspyr is out of the porting business.

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