Linked by David Adams on Sat 1st Jan 2005 18:45 UTC, submitted by Somynona
Editorial "Despite its current misadventure with Linux, Sun isn't in the generic desktop computer business. The Java desktop is cool, but it's a solution driven by necessity, not excellence. In comparison, putting Mac OS X on the Sunray desktop would be an insanely great solution for Sun." read the rest
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RE: CPU Agnostic
by Lumbergh on Sat 1st Jan 2005 22:33 UTC

Yeah, right.

I'd be the first one in line to buy OSX for x86, but until the Apple board boots Jobs out (again), that's not going to happen. Jobs' hardware fetish is probably still in the driver's seat up in Cupertino.

I agree with your assessment that it's ridiculous for Apple to go Sparc. Does a Sparc consumer processor setup have anything over G5s, AMD64, or intel x86 now or in the near future?

I did like how he talked about the multicore future though and it could be IBM kindof hanging Apple out to dry without major rewrites of OSX/apps and how Linux plays into this. Actually, if DragonFLY BSD is designed specifically for the multicore future then we might see it as a player. I don't know enough kernel development to know how much of the linux core kernel will have to re-wacked to take advantage of multicore. How much different is it than regular SMP? Schedulers? VM?