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  1. Enough bickering already. I wanna see gavels flying, people squirming, and heads rolling regardless who they may belong to
  2. csim

    Mac Veterans: PowerPC Pride!

    Sorry, but the MacBook Air does not use a Atom processor. It uses a Core 2 Duo "Merom". Maybe in the future apple will use a variant of the Atom in the MacBook Air or one of its Tablet offerings.
  3. Just for the sake of accuracy, 7.6 was the first version of the Operating System to be officially branded Mac OS.
  4. Please be more specific. This can be interpreted in quite a few ways.
  5. csim

    Mac Veterans: PowerPC Pride!

    Indeed, it would be nice for apple to continue support for PowerPC, it is a fine architecture. Its dangerous to assume anything in the field of computing without thorough research. There have been many of people debating about "True 64-bit," "Native 64-bit" but I have yet to see anything supportive of either within the debates. What do you mean by "initially"?, are you saying that Apple considered using the Intel chip or that they used the chip at one time?. Apple never released a product using the Intel chip until the switch in 2006: Apple I: MOS 6502 @ 1MHz Apple II: MOS 6502 @ 1MHz Apple II+: MOS/SynerTek 6502 @ 1MHz Apple III/III+: SynerTek 6502A @ 2MHz Apple IIe: MOS/SynerTek 6502 @ 1MHz Apple IIc/IIc+: SynerTek 65C02 @ 1MHz(IIc), 4MHz (IIc+) Apple IIe Enhanced/Platinum: SynerTek 65C02 @ 1MHz Apple IIgs: WDC 65SC816 @ 2.8MHz Lisa/Lisa2/Mac XL: MC68000 @ 5MHz Macintosh 128k: MC68000 @ 8MHz Would you mind giving me a decent example(s) of where the x86 architecture has failed in motion graphics. Where have you heard this?, many computer history texts and documentaries which describe Intel's Microprocessor Endeavor, Intel had no particular vision for its early microprocessor(s) and surveyed those who bought and used their chips to see what purpose they were used for, and to collaborate with their customers to improve the architecture to suit their future purposes. You're referring to memory leaks which are related to bugs in binaries, the x86 architecture is used in many fields throughout the industry and depending on its purpose, its uptime can span years without a reboot and without a hit in performance.
  6. Imagine forking a few of the open source virtualization projects which presently exist, eliminating all the functions that would not be of any use and adding or improving appropriate support for direct access to hardware, a custom tailored version of Windows which all things unrelated to the functionality of the hardware and host software are removed. Integrate this product into the Darwin/XNU kernel and voila, Windows Native Driver Support. However, its limitations are obvious, this would consume a greater amount of system resources, also it would increase the overhead so performance will be more or so unpleasant.
  7. csim

    linux drivers on osx86?

    Here, and here are articles on wikipedia which gives some information about Mach and XNU.