OS X works just fine on AMD

ham_man

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biohazard_6969 said:
wow thats weird and just downright amazing. sure getting it to work with intel chips but on an AMD box? that shouldn't work.....
It is OS X for x86, not OS X for Intel...
 
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WillMak

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What happens if I put my tiger install disc on an AMD machine? Will it work just as well?
 
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ChrisFromCanada

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WillMak said:
What happens if I put my tiger install disc on an AMD machine? Will it work just as well?
Not unless it is the developer x86 install DVD with a patch on it.

P.S. if you have been reading any x86 hacking sites they have been able to run on AMD for at least a week now.
 
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GregA2

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WOW... I've read that people have gotten it to work on PCs, but this is the first time I've actually seen it. That looks really bizzare... :eek:

thats weird and just downright amazing. sure getting it to work with intel chips but on an AMD box? that shouldn't work.....
The 64-bit aspect will probably work BETTER on an AMD, since it's their technology, which Intel then licensed.
 
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Lacero

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This is the best thing to happen to Apple in like, forever. Slow but surely, OSX is building mindshare into the minds of ignorant PC users. This is a good thing™.
 
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iMeowbot

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Wow, this OS X on generic PC hardware thing is going to be BIG -- like bigger than AtheOS and Plan 9 combined big!
 
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LGRW3919

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yea, real exciting until Apple's hardware sales plummet. I think the intel switch will give them the added power they will need in order to go head to head against PC's
 
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SpaceMagic

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I honestly think, ultimately, Apple will release OS X across the board and not just for its own HardWare. Think how Apple is positioning itself now - Halo effect, Mactels - if it gets enough interest as soon as it releases a $129 OS X for all Intel... people will pay for Leopard and not for Vista.
 
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Evangelion

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SpaceMagic said:
I honestly think, ultimately, Apple will release OS X across the board and not just for its own HardWare. Think how Apple is positioning itself now - Halo effect, Mactels - if it gets enough interest as soon as it releases a $129 OS X for all Intel... people will pay for Leopard and not for Vista.
What if it was $129 for Mac-users, and $199 (or $249) for non-Mac users :)?
 
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blackscooby

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If Apple brought out OSX for x86 as a retail operating system I'd be queuing outside for it :)

Anyone know if this is in Apple's plans ? Or are they only going to ship OSX on their own Intel hardware

Cheers
 
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greatdevourer

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Why the hype? No, seriously, why the hype? Why is everyone so suprised? As said by someone else, it's called OSx86 because it works on any x86 archtecture. I could probs get it working in VPC if I wanted (even if it would be horribly slow)
 
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blackscooby

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greatdevourer said:
Why the hype? No, seriously, why the hype? Why is everyone so suprised? As said by someone else, it's called OSx86 because it works on any x86 archtecture. I could probs get it working in VPC if I wanted (even if it would be horribly slow)
Hmmm I didn't think it would work on ANY x86. I thought it only ran on SSE2 (with some extra software installed) and SSE3 chip sets.
 
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Mac_Freak

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It runs on AMD's chips!!! There is a God after all :D
Too bad it is not Apple designed hardware, because it looks like crap.
 
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blackscooby

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Mac_Freak said:
It runs on AMD's chips!!! There is a God after all :D
Too bad it is not Apple designed hardware, because it looks like crap.
Time for me to upgrade my home PC then to AMD 64 ..... Hurray fantastic excuse :D
 
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