EFI 32 bit on mac pro? Disappointing!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ihabia, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. ihabia macrumors newbie

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    My Mac Pro (MacPro1,1) sticks to a EFI 32 bit so that I can't use the Snow Leopard 64 bit kernel.
    I know that 64 applications can run (and actually do run) on top of the 32 bit kernel but I can't stand that Mac Book Pro owners are able to run the shiny new kernel while I don't.
    Will Apple release an EFI update anytime soon?
     
  2. JPamplin macrumors 6502

    JPamplin

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    As a MacPro1,1 owner, I would say this:

    Don't hold your breath.

    But if the whispers about 10.7 or 10.8 being 64-bit ONLY are true, then those of us with 32-bit EFIs will be left out as the G5s are now. Progress, maybe, but if the darned thing could be solved with a firmware flash, why the heck wouldn't Apple even consider it?

    Dunno. JP
     
  3. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    That wouldn't make them any money, and they've already got yours. Progress is just another word for pay us again.
     

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