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.
Permalink for comment 85599
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: 64-bit
by CrLf on Sat 14th Jan 2006 04:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 64-bit"
Member since:

That being true just makes the Intel implementation a bad implementation (we already knew it to be inferior to AMD's) but, from the software point of view, it is still a 64bit architecture on its own.

What I mean is, if the PAE was 64bit instead of 32bit, then it wouldn't be 64bit "pure".

But this is just fuzzy wording, the point is the x84-64 ISA is as 64bit as an Alpha (even in the inferior EM64T incarnation).

Reply Parent Score: 1