Mac's will not have the ability to run 64 bit games. Even if such an animal existed or it was benificial to program a game as such.Palomino said:Nice article, but really doesn't tell the reader much about anything. Just puts in one article what has been said in many.
I'll be interested in Win 64 (now in Beta) and how it rates and how games improve as a result. Some 64bit Open GL games for mac would be good to.
Actually both are vaporware right now!dukeblue91 said:Nothing new here with the exception of Patrick Norton having something positive to say about OSX.
It still boggles ones mind to keep on seeing these comparisons
Vaporware vs. an actual OS! go figure.
I'm in this boat, plus this guy needs to go back to TV because writing is not his forte. What does this mean?dukeblue91 said:Nothing new here with the exception of Patrick Norton having something positive to say about OSX.
A combination of an open source kernel and what? He doesn't say...One of the reasons Apple's Mac OS X (news - web sites) is a fairly bombproof operating system is its combination of an Open Source UNIX kernel (the kernel is the heart of an operating system, and OS X's is based on mach and FreeBSD, if you're curious).
~loserman~ said:Actually both are vaporware right now!
Granted Tiger will release first in about 3 months but... until it releases it is still vaporware.
Remember this too....
Longhype will beat Apple to a 64 bit OS....
Heck even Windows XP 64bit will beat Apple to a 64 bit OS.
I would expect given Apple's decision to still support the G3 in Tiger that Apple wont release a true 64 bit OS for at least 3 to 5 years.
That said 64 bit OS's are not that important unless you happen to be in the very small minority of users who can benifit from it.
G4 stinks! I also miss Leo and also Cris Perillo even though he was a bit weird, but very helpful, what ever happened to him...eric_n_dfw said:Pretty even handed article. It's nice to hear from Pat Norton since his departure from Tech TV. (what a shame what happened to that channel)
wrldwzrd89 said:Apple has seeded beta versions of Tiger to its developers (meaning we know Tiger exists and isn't vaporware, even though it hasn't hit general release yet). Longhorn, on the other hand, still exists purely inside of Microsoft (and is therefore vaporware) because they haven't released a beta yet.
I'd say that both OSes have potential, but since Tiger's all but certain to beat Longhorn to release, Tiger wins.
Good point. Still, though, Longhorn isn't quite as far along in development as Tiger is. I'd say the odds are in Apple's favor of Mac OS X 10.5 hitting general release before or at the same time Longhorn does.SiliconAddict said:Well technically MS has release a couple versions of Longshot to developers. One at WINHEC last year and at some other dev conf. The name escapes me. But we all know how stable any alpha release is so take what you will of that info. *shrugs*
Also I don't think Tiger is all but certain. Its a done deal. There is no way in heck Apple will release Tiger fall of '06 which is the current mark for Longshot to go gold code. Heck at that point Apple will prob be well on their way to OS X.5 - Sabertooth. Personally I still think Longshot its going to be pushed back to 1st quarter of '07 though.
Yes, Apple does have a different mindset, but you must keep these points in mind:billyboy said:Dont Apple have a different mindset totally to MS when it comes to OS development? Ignoring the magnitude of Apple´s achievement with the UNIX stuff, and ignoring how peaceful and fun computer use has been for me since being a Mac OSX user, I wont say Apple are better or worse than MS... but.
Apple completely reinvented their OS 4 years ago?
They managed to generate quite a lot of money and support and 10 million willing bug hunters by selling what until Jaguar, definitely Panther, has been a pretty stable work in progress?
They only charge $129 for a brand spanking new OS that comes with a dozen system wide languages.
Their legacy support is hardware oriented, ie backwards compatability of their latest OS with Mac machines that in the PC world would not even have enough disk space to load Longhorn?
Just a different way of thinking i suppose.