Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 14:56 UTC
Mac OS X It's still early days, but this has the potential to put more fuel on the Apple rumour mill fire than anything else in recent times. A BA thesis by Dutch student Tristan Schaap details how, during his internship at Apple's Platform Technologies Group, he ported Darwin to a certain ARMv5 developer board. A few blog articles later, and the headline has already turned into 'Mac OS X ported to ARM'. So, what have I been running on my iPhone and iPad all these years?
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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by David on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Great resource. I didn't mean to imply that Intel was stagnant, just that Apple, and other vendors, are obviously heavily invested in ARM on mobile, and that Apple in particular knows what it's like to end up with all its eggs in the wrong basket. Right now there's a clear division with ARM in the battery-efficiency column and Intel in the performance column, but that's likely to shift over time.

And the shift could certainly be that Intel makes big inroads into efficiency and erases ARM's advantage there.

Edited 2012-02-07 17:47 UTC

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