Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:53 UTC
Apple The very first Apple computers, distributed nationwide in 1977, had a hood you could pry off to reveal the CPU, the memory, and the motherboard. But almost three decades later, the company that pioneered "open architecture" with the Apple II, even with thousands of admirers looking on, was reluctant to pry the back panel off its new Intel Core Duo-based iMacs and MacBook Pro portables.
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RE: 64-bit
by CrLf on Fri 13th Jan 2006 19:15 UTC in reply to "64-bit"
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You're wrong. The x86-64/amd64/EM64T architecture is as pure 64bit as a sparc64 or an alpha.

It is an extension to the x86 architecture only as far as using a similar instruction set and allowing 32bit apps to run from within 64bit mode. But it doesn't make it any less pure than the others (other "pure" 64bit architectures do the same, as they are usually an evolution of a 32bit one - sparc, for instance).

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