Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 17th Aug 2006 23:29 UTC
Mac OS X There are some new clues that Mac OS X Leopard will drop G3 support. Its ReadMe file does not mention it, its web pages do not mention it and Apple even made a deliberate change to their 64bit webpage to remove the G3 mention recently. My take: This was not unexpected. For each new version Apple required one more additional feature in order to work (in the past it has been USB, then firewire etc) and now it's G4+. I bet that the client version of OSX after Leopard would require a supported 3D QuartzExtreme-compliant graphics card in order to boot up.
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RE[5]: This Worries Me...
by Yoda on Fri 18th Aug 2006 09:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This Worries Me..."
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Pentium III 886 was released in 2000
Windows XP was released in 2001

I guess the comparison isn't valid with a 3y old notebook wich probably will not be supported by Leopard in 2007

The last G3 version (PowerPC 750FX) used by Apple was introduced in 2002 (5 years before Leopard release)
The first G3 version (PowerPC 740/750) was released in 1997 (used in iMacs)

BTW: performance/watt was allready relevant:

"The PPC 740 slightly outperformed Pentium IIs while consuming far less power"

Edited 2006-08-18 09:29

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