I don't think wolverine was saying that they were going to use Pres-hots. What he was illuding to, is that Apple doesn't seem frazzled at the fact that Intel has also put out chips that required too much power, and ran hotter than my kitchen stove on a hot day.
If apple is looking for a cool, low power consumption chip, they might be barking up the wrong tree.
The skivvy is the Dothan powered Apples will be available at this time next year. The first model will be called the "Macintel". Steven Jobs entertained going with AMD but in the end sanity prevailed!
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Seriously a Dothan/Yonah Apple notebook is goin to be sweet!yet probly expansive!
Since im much more a PC user, im looking at it the other way around. Why not have Windows/linux/etc running on those sweet apple notebook! that would be nice.
Yes, I feel that this will be "good" for everyone, especially if Apple starts releasing it's os for any x86/Pentium D computer. It will either kill Ms, or Apple. The playing feild will have been leveled so to speak. Apple will no longer be able to claim that it is better because of its PowerPC chip. The only thing apple will have left advantage wise is thier sweet industrial design skills, which many windows computer manufacturers have started improving drastically (Just look at the newest generation of PC laptops, nothing like the macs, but a heck of a lot better than the last generation, some are very thin and look darn good.) I hope that Mac releases its software for purchase and use on any computer, that way developing and hardware support would be vastly increased, and the true best operating system will emerge, be it Mac, MS, or Linux.
i heard a tidbit on techTV last night on Revenge of the show that apparently someone in APPLE has confirmed that they have run MACos on intel hardware already and have already worked towards the compatibility......
does apple intend on going head to head with windows? looking more and more likely everyday
Apple will roll out Intel-based Macs during the next two years with machines available by next June and a phased introduction to be "mostly" complete by the end of 2007.
OS X can already compile to Intel, Jobs told WWDC. To prove his point, he demonstrated the Tiger operating system running multiple desktop widgets, and opened Microsoft Office and Adobe System's documents, all on top of an Intel Pentium 4 3.6GHz system. Jobs said OS X already "sings" on Intel.
Jobs also unveiled Xcode 2.1, letting developers build applications for either Intel or PowerPC using the same tools and universal binaries from a single CD.
To encourage developers to switch from PowerPC to Intel, Apple is offering a $999 Developer Transition Kit with 3.6GHz Pentium 4 hardware, OS X 10.4.1, pre-release of XCode 2.1 universal binaries for its premium-level developers.
So there we go. According to The Register, Apple has already created a library of multiplatform binaries to compile to, has already compiled OS X for the P4, will be <i>mostly</i> Intel by 2007, and is already selling a 3.6GHz P4 Mac OS box with development software for a grand. It sounds like a done deal to me. (And a sweet deal at that.)
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