Originally posted by altair
Rather, it is intended to be offered to X86 users when Apple sees market conditions being fit for it. What it means by this is regarding Intel's Lagrande technology, and Microsoft's Palladium technology. Apple intends on releasing OS X on Intel, when consumer dissatisfaction falls to an all time low for Microsoft when users become restricted to what they can do on their PC's due to Lagrande and Palladium.
I don't know if there has been a forum discussing Palladium in the past, however it seems that most people here are unaware of the details of it. To me, the release of Palladium is the greatest possible switch campaign for Apple. I won't try to tell you what Palladium does, you can read for yourself here . I realize that this site looks kinda shady, but just look at all his resources at the bottom, of specific interest is the MS Palladium FAQ, which is linked at the bottom of the article. I hope you all enjoy and get a bit frightened as I have.
beastly iMac rev B 333, w/40gig HD
With all this (and this guy doesn't even make Palladium out to be half as bad as it really is) all I have to say is: The future lies with the proles... er... I mean... uh... Macs. Yeah, that's it, Macs.
XP has to be one of the biggest backwards steps in computer history. If Microsoft had kept doing what they started in 2000, there'd really be no reason for using Macs today. 2K had a lot of BSD stuff under-the-hood...Originally posted by Mudbug
XP is at least a MUCH better operating system that the others M$ has put out in the past.
With the European Courts currently discussing the making of Cookies illegal, I foresee problems with Palladium in Europe (Thankfully there is some sanity left). Should it go ahead, might we not end up with a situation of switching to say "Seimans" OS or "Phillips".
I agree here, 9 is dead tech. I realize that upgrading software is expensive and a pain, its taken me the better part of two years, but one day I woke up and realized that I hadn't run classic in months. All major applications now have X versions, and most of the minor ones. Those that do not, probably wouldn't have mac updates ever again anyway.
As far as not booting into OS9 come January, I think people are reading *way* too much into it. This move is simply a way of cutting costs and giving an extra push to developers to start developing for OSX. It's the same reason why MS doesn't support Win95. The fewer OS's people have to support, the more resources they to divert into other areas.
Will the Power 5 include a vector processing unit? I have seen this article and it speeks about VMX2 in conjunction with the Power5. Is it some evolution of the VMX for the 970 or is VMX2 just something completly different? (A bus ...)Originally posted by beatle888
" A high end multiprocessor workstation class pro model is also in the works. The name XStation has been proposed for it, and it could debut a year from now. It will feature Nvidia's highest end Quadro or equivalent graphics card, and it will feature the upcoming Power 5 chip from IBM. "
Please share with us what BSD stuff was under the hood of Win2k and what of that was removed in WinXP.Originally posted by j763
XP has to be one of the biggest backwards steps in computer history. If Microsoft had kept doing what they started in 2000, there'd really be no reason for using Macs today. 2K had a lot of BSD stuff under-the-hood...
XP is designed for idiotic consumers.
2000 is faster and more stable. It's time to upgrade.
I agree. I think SJ realizes this, though, and will be forced to demo prototypes of PowerMacs and XServes running the 970, maybe even as early as MWSF. It will kill PowerMac sales, but they are dead in the water anyway in the high-end Pro market if they don't do someting soon. They just can't afford to have one of their few areas of strength start defecting in large numbers to the x86. With their $4 Billion cash reserves, they can afford to lower their profitability for 2 or 3 quarters, if that's the cost of keeping a one of their key markets on the Mac platform.Originally posted by reyesmac
Unless Steves adds the Nvida Gforce Ti card, two hard drives in a raid configuration and half maxed out ram in a new model at MWNY, he can keep his 50mhz speedbump. If he released a 50mhz speed bump, it would take winning the mhz race later in the year to end the ridicule we will end up getting.
I agreeOriginally posted by reyesmac
Unless Steves adds the Nvida Gforce Ti card, two hard drives in a raid configuration and half maxed out ram in EVERY Powermac at MWNY, he can keep his 50mhz speedbump. If he released a 50mhz speed bump, it would take winning the mhz race later in the year to end the ridicule we will end up getting.