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: x86 MacOSX port
by Lumbergh on Sun 2nd Jan 2005 03:16 UTC

I think 2004 represented the very beginning of the end for the ancient ISA

Not even close. The x86 ISA is here for years and years to come. But it's all RISC under the hood anyway. AMD64 still has all the x86 instructions.

If Apple was to port OSX to x86, they would have (if not should have) begun working on that right after the original PPC launch.

How much assembly language do they have to port? It's Mach and BSD. Do they have C wrappers for some of their altivec stuff?

Forget x86 and SPARC (and their 64-bit incarnations); the future lies in Apple's ability to fully leverage the IBM Cell processor, because MS won't be quick to do so.

You're a fool if you discount Intel and AMD