dogcow said:my first thought was: does this mean i'll be able to run logic 7 on my pc now?
JPsychodelicacy said:Hard to think how they could make it worse, to be honest...
Speakafreaka said:it'll probably mean all you poor Mac users will have to buy all your plugins and software again... ... possibly.
Missing-Link said:But i just watched Steves Key point pres and he stated that osx as been runing on intel since jaguar? he sais it was singing on it and x code 2.1 creates universal bineries that worcs on power pc and intle chips...
does that mean i can run osx on a intle pc?
After Jobs' presentation, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller addressed the issue of running Windows on Macs, saying there are no plans to sell or support Windows on an Intel-based Mac. "That doesn't preclude someone from running it on a Mac. They probably will," he said. "We won't do anything to preclude that."
However, Schiller said the company does not plan to let people run Mac OS X on other computer makers' hardware. "We will not allow running Mac OS X on anything other than an Apple Mac," he said.
Missing-Link said:If mac create a standers intel pc , then there arcitecture goes out the window,,, i though macs had logic board and mother boards and they also seem verry fond of theyr dual pracessors.
Apex said:I reckon the cell architecture that the PS3 is going to use mioght well shake the processor market up a bit.
martin_e said:As far as I can work out the only reason they want to shift is that the new Pentium chips will contain inbuilt Digital Rights Management. They're porting the Mac onto Intel because they want to lock down file-sharing and video piracy, plus being able to send you time-limited media.
The most worrying thing about this is that GNU/Linux ends up as the only system which doesn't lock down "owned" files - which could cause problems for the growth of free software...