Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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by Jon Smirl on Tue 7th Jun 2005 04:50 UTC

Is the delay until next year because it will require Intel VT on the processor to run? Requiring VT would probably lock out all existing machines. It would also be difficult to emulate on existing chips. VT specific shuts out AMD too.

The simple reason for requiring VT is to get MS Windows support. Windows would run in another VM. A virtual graphics card would then make it appear inside the Mac display.

Running an SMB server interally allows partitions to be shared.

Daemons in each OS could export the clipboard over a virtual network to make DND work. And do things like mouse handoff.

Any rumors of Apple working on a hypervisor?