Cnet Answer on Apple Switch to Intel

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  1. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    I found this answer to a question on cnet.

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    I think that it is somewhat of an inaccurate answer. He doesn't mention anything about universal binaries and how different versions of programs will be made.

    He basically just says that if you buy now, it will be obsolete in 2-3 years.
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I read this article this morning and have been thinking too much of it today. He did fail to talk about important things and it reflects in the usefulness poll on-side of the article.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Oh man, people get paid to write this kind of baloney? He doesn't even seem to understand Rosetta!
     
  4. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    not at all :(
     
  5. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    wow that guy has no clue what he is talking about. He should at least do some research about what he is wrighting on. Cnet isnt the most accurate place to get info. on macs.
     
  6. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    here's my answer to cnet:
     

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  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    And people were wondering why I didn't trust them as the source of the switch leak. :eek:

    Especially when you get crap like that from the editorial staff. :rolleyes:
     
  8. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    LOL now this is one of the funniest responses (and accurate) I've seen in ages!
     
  9. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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  10. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Wait, this isn't right either, is it? Rosetta emulates pre-Intel software for Intel-based macs, not OS 9 software!
     
  11. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Oh dear. And to think, some of us spend just our spare time learning this stuff, not being paid for it.

    Cnet should hire us?
     
  12. 7on macrumors 601

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    Sooo 2-3 year old computers today aren't obsoleted by today's computers?

    And it does look like he fixed it.
     
  13. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well he fixed it up, but there are still a few errors. I still don't think he completely understands Rosetta.

    Oh well, I'm just happy that he actually admitted to his stupidity and actually changed it.
     
  14. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Changed it again. I think he's getting pissed at us... :D The paragraph about Rosetta now reads:

     
  15. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Why did he specifically write "on a G3 processor..."? Isn't it just any programs that run on any PowerPC Processor?
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Any program that "requires" a G4/G5 (Altivec) won't run.

    There are some of those around, actually quite a few of them.

    The translation engine won't convert Altivec code, just the basic PPC instructions.
     
  17. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Not according to Apple (PDF). It's quoted here.

    Edit: Got beat to the post. Shows me for looking up my references;)
     
  18. killuminati thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The basic, basic idea is right, that Rosetta and universal binaries make buying an Intel mac in the first days, and a PPC mac now, respectively, relatively low risk. With a lot of subtlety lost, natch. :rolleyes:

    I think the big question is what will happen with developers who are non-adherent to Apple's vision -- the ones who are not now using XCode, have not begun to use XCode, are barely supportive of OSX. I guess it will be a race to see whether some kind of Red Box / WINE solution obviates the need for their participation in the revolution before they take up their swords. ;)
     
  20. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Fourth time is the charm! :eek:
     
  21. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Why are these knuckleheads allowed to write articles that obviously are beyond their level of comprehension?
     

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