Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 27th May 2006 17:23 UTC, submitted by proclus
BSD and Darwin derivatives GNU-Darwin has gotten support for AMD's Opteron processors. "Mac OS X users are welcome to give free software a try now. I finally got a chance to try GNU-Darwin-1.1 on an Opteron machine with Darwin-7.2. Testing with glxgears confirms that the MesaGL is performing about twice as fast as on a comparable 32-bit CPU, although some other tasks are clearly not yet optimized. The machines are otherwise roughly identical. Here is a screenshot."
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Mac OS X users?
by BrianH on Sat 27th May 2006 22:54 UTC
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"Mac OS X users are welcome to give free software a try now."

There are (legal) Mac OS X users using Opteron now? I thought Macs were Intel-only, and already supported by Darwin. On the other hand, this may help with those patching Mac OS X to run on non-Macs (whether or not this is legal on depends where you live and how much you spend on your lawyers).

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RE: Mac OS X users?
by Sodki on Sat 27th May 2006 23:37 UTC in reply to "Mac OS X users?"
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2005-11-10

Read: MacOSX users are welcome to try GNU/Darwin, not MacOSX, on their Opterons.

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Now (?)
by PowerMacX on Sat 27th May 2006 23:56 UTC
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2005-11-06

"Mac OS X users are welcome to give free software a try now."

What an odd thing to say... ,:|

Anyway, lets hope that either Woodcrest/Conroe live up to the hype or Apple reconsiders its exclusive deal with Intel in the future.

Edited 2006-05-27 23:57

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Cool.
by Jedd on Sun 28th May 2006 00:46 UTC
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2005-07-06

Cool. ;)

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SSE3
by happycamper on Sun 28th May 2006 03:21 UTC
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2006-01-01

i did not notice SSE3 i thought dual-core opterons already had SSE3 added to them.

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RE: Mac OS X users?
by pxa270 on Sun 28th May 2006 06:45 UTC
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2006-01-08

> Read: MacOSX users are welcome to try GNU/Darwin, not MacOSX, on their Opterons.

This still doesn't make sense. GNU/Darwin is free for anyone, not just OS X users.

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Download
by A30Guy on Mon 29th May 2006 05:29 UTC
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2005-07-06

Can someone tell me where to download GNU-Darwin? The referenced link doesn't work.

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i have seen the download here
by mariuz on Mon 29th May 2006 08:14 UTC
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2006-02-21
I like their response to apple
by mariuz on Mon 29th May 2006 08:17 UTC
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2006-02-21

Maybe is worth an front page story on osnews or digg ;)


http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=544490

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