Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:30 AM
Im all for getting rid of windows altogether, if it wasn't for the low driver support offered by other OSes, and the ability not to play games on anything apart from it. But if all else fails, i'll be NIX'ing it when vista is released, because it will carry the microsoft patent of being like a bucket with a hole in, except they make you patch it with your credit card...
Posted 17 December 2005 - 02:39 PM
Posted 17 December 2005 - 03:32 PM
Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:55 PM
a) It will not be compatible with non-Apple Certified PCs and Laptops AT ALL (beyond "hackability").
It will not be compatible with non-Apple Certified PCs without MAJOR rewriting of the kernel or MOST of the key functional drivers.
c) It will have compatibility with regualr PC hardware, since Apple will implement it in their computers as well.
Woz already said that he still wants Apple hardware and software to be tightly integrated with each other and not separated, regardless of what the public might want. Being that he already has huge influence over the company's decisions, if that is the way he wants it, we won't see anything past 10.4.4 on our regular PCs. However, he could be bluffing it like most companies do with largely anticipated releases.
Only time will tell as to what will happen. However, OS X is something that most power users of PCs have been wanting, and as long as there is a viable release to use, then there shouldn't be a reason as to why the prematured Intel OS X movement will die.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 08:29 PM
Huh? Mr. Wozniak left Apple more than twenty years ago, on February 6, 1985.
Woz already said that he still wants Apple hardware and software to be tightly integrated with each other and not separated, regardless of what the public might want. Being that he already has huge influence over the company's decisions,
Posted 18 December 2005 - 04:22 AM
My prediction is a long and rosy future for an OSX lookalike and workalike operating system. It will be built upon the base we already have and reinforced by future releases, drivers and open source components. It probably won't be 100% Apple but for most users it will be sufficiently close to whatever is current to satisfy all but the power users who must have those big-dollar applications up and running. If all you want to do is surf and use office apps it will be an excellent alternative to Windows or Linux.
Just my own opinion of course.
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