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  • friend_of_the_deceased friend_of_the_deceased May 5, 2003 8:31 PM Flag

    Dvorak prediction

    Actually lurker I thought you were probably the only one who had read the article. Just looking for opinions. Many on the PCMag board said the same thing. But interesting from Intel's point of view too not just Apple's.

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    • Well, I did read it, but he makes no compelling argument in favour of such an effort, and I already made what I think is a compelling argument against.

      So, tell me, why would anyone buy the Mac OS to put on an X86-based computer, other than to take advantage of a cheap box to install it on? How would Apple overcome the obstacle of a thousand different configurations without running into the same can of worms plaguing Microsoft?

      Lurker

    • Dude the now well aged X86 is.....well deceased!

      A couple of years ago Intel said vector processing was dead, indiger performance is all that mattered, even though Apple has been preaching the power of Altivec (volocity engine).

      Then Japan goes and builds a monster super computer (the Earth Simulator), way ahead of anthing here in the U.S. And they did it with fully vectorized processors.

      Now we are scrambling to catchup to Japan, so now the government has everyone looking at bring back vectorized computing. see here... http://www.nersc.gov/news/blueplanet.html

      Art

 
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