According to this Macworld article, "ATI Technologies Inc. on Friday introduced the Radeon 9600 Pro PC & Mac Edition, its first AGP graphics card designed to work with both Macs and Windows-based PCs. The new card is available for a suggested retail price of US$199.
This is the first graphics card that ATI has released for both Macintosh and Windows computers. The same card will work with an AGP-equipped Mac and Windows PC out of the same box, so Mac users can simply hunt for the best price rather than relying on Mac-specific stock from an Apple parts vendor."
Personally, I think that this can only be the start of a larger trend within the industry - building more products to be cross platform. The introduction of an MacIntel will only hasten this transition, as it should become easier for hardware and software companies to tweak their pre-existing products into something that will work on both systems.
MacBidouille.com, who was the first great Mac oriented site to report on August 10th the successful efforts of getting OSXx86 for all of us, received a letter from Apple lawyers to delete the links to videos they had showing an intel laptop booting Mac OS X x86, which they did.
Is Apple awakening or is just a small gesture to show they tried to combat the spreading of OSXx86, although they're delighted with this? What do you think?
www.macbidouille.com ( french )
www.hardmac.com ( the english version site which still doesn't has the news )
While it was always possible (although costly and time consuming) to cobble together a PowerPC Mac from old and new parts, hardly anyone did it. Now that Apple has introduced OS X for Intel processors, however, it’s conceivable that you could soon be building your own Mac from scratch.
One user, CEpeep, shopped around and found everything you’d need to build your own Intel Mac for under $200 - no rebates, no refurbs. Sure, the case is a little ghetto, it's got a 20 gig hard drive, and it’s no Millennium Falcon in terms of speed, but it runs Quartz Extreme and everything else that Tiger x86 requires. Most of us could actually build one for less with a few spare parts we have lying around…well…actually all over.
Obviously, there are still many reasons why you’ll want to buy a true Mac – Apple quality and support, the current lack of a legal x86 OS X, etc. But it’s interesting to think that the days of the do-it-yourself Mac may be just around the corner.
Case $9.95: http://www.buypcdirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=cas-ge-lp600
Motherboard $52.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813157075
Processor $60.77: http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=CELE-315BX&src=fr
512 RAM $38.00: http://store.yahoo.com/pcmemory-stores/25pc26stoemf.html
20 Gigabyte HD $25.95: http://www.etech4sale.com/hardware/partinfo-id-1852.html
DVD Drive $12.00: http://www.compuvest.com/Description.jsp?iid=107882
It appears that Apple hasn't quite made up their mind about SSE3 yet. Or at least, they're not done with the Intel version of OS X.
Those who have studied the new x86 version of the OS have reported that the necessity for SSE3 in the GUI has been established as fact. However, as this Apple document on the Intel transition states, "SSE3 is an optional hardware feature on MacOS X for Intel. If you wish to use SSE3 features, you must detect them first, similar to how you are required to check for AltiVec." The paper goes on to reveal that, "SSE is not available in any format for MacOS X for PowerPC and AltiVec is not available for MacOS X for Intel. When writing code for Universal Binaries to run on MacOS X, you should conditionalize your code using appropriate symbols like __VEC__ and __SSE2__ to prevent the compiler from seeing vector code for unsupported architectures for each fork of the universal binary."
So, will the "official" version of Tiger on Intel be optimized for SSE2 as well?
CodeWeavers has announced that they will provide CrossOver Office for the Mac. This means a great deal for all new and old users of the operating system. Ofcourse this will be for the intel line of apple machines. Now the possiblity of running ppc, linux and windows applications all under one OS is now a reality. Many gamers are hoping for the same to happen with the popular linux application cedega. Cedega is a variation of Wine which allows directx games to run on non windows x86 operating systems.
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Originally this thread was titled: "What is the problem with reproducing blex0r's results?"