imac built for OS X?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by chibianh, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. chibianh macrumors 6502a

    chibianh

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    I've seen people mention here and there that the new iMac is the first Mac designed from the ground up for OS X.

    How is this so?
     
  2. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    first big distinction from the old one is that it has a G4 processor. the old one was a g3. In order for the new imac to include osx they had to put a g4 in there to keep up with the power demands of osx. as for everything else im sure other people on here can answer your question better than i can.
     
  3. oldMac macrumors 6502a

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    built for OS X...

    It's very simple really, prior to OS X, all Mac models were built for OS 9 and its predecessors.

    Now that OS X is out, obviously the hardware is built for Mac OS X to be run on, because it's the current OS.

    Seriously, it's just marketing. Just like all those "Built for Windows 2000" and "Built for Windows NT" PCs that are out there.
     
  4. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    It had to be it the first with OS X as the the default boot
     

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