10.3 details

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by e-coli, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    There's been suprisingly few details about OS X 10.3 compared to Jaguar. Anyone know anything about new features / goodies?
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    I would guess 64 bit computing to go with a 970 chip? Very good question, video phone connection built in? stepping away from os 9 and optimize the OS to its max? all guesses from me?
  3. bikeboy macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario
    64 bit OS on G3/4 machines

    I've heard that the 970 has the capability to run 32 and 64 bit operations. But can a G4-based machine run a 64 bit version of OS X? What I'm getting at of course is, will all us G3/4 users be shut out once Apple goes 64-bit?
  4. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    From what I understand, OS X is 64-bit aware.

    Meaning it'll run on both, the only difference is, besides the obvious chipsets, are the hardware/OS drivers unique to each machine type.

    We shouldn't see a difference. Oh, and the apps should work too.

    Look at it as dual processor v. single proc. Aside from speed, no discernable diff.
  5. Jaykay macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2002
    File System...

    Personally i think that if they change the file system (as has been rumored) then that would be a major change, Apple could really benefit from a snappier file system.
  6. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2002
    bat country
    Re: 64 bit OS on G3/4 machines

    apple can simply make a fat binary of osx like they did in the switch from 68k to ppc, although it took them a while. os8 contains code for both processors so it's not running below it's potential on ppc and still works fine on 68k. i'm assuming that they will do the same when the 970 is used, so the only issue will be updated apps that are 970 only.
  7. bikeboy macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Thanks patrick0brien - FattyMembrane for allaying my fears. Enough vacillating, time to order that 12" PB!

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