Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 18:46 UTC
Linux When Apple Computer announced in June that it planned to move to Intel chips, one of the companies left in the lurch was Terra Soft Solutions. This week, Terra Soft is announcing it has filled some of the void created by Apple's move. Under a new deal, Terra Soft will resell PowerPC-based servers from Mercury Computer Systems. Mercury's XR9 systems use the same G5 chip as Xserve, but at 2.4GHz, the chips are slightly faster than those used in Apple's servers.
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yeap
by 2501 on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 18:59 UTC
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2005-07-14

I think the PowerPC will eventually die. Nobody is going to develop new software for PowerPC platforms. It is over. Univeral binaries will work but for not too long.
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RE: yeap
by kellym on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:01 in reply to "yeap"
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2005-07-06

How is PowerPC dying when every console dev eloper is basing their hardware on PPC?

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RE[2]: yeap
by yanik on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:09 in reply to "RE: yeap"
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2005-07-13

Yep, the gaming consoles. And do not forget the embedded market. A lot of PPC there too.

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RE[2]: yeap
by Rodrigo on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:32 in reply to "RE: yeap"
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2005-07-06

I was refering to the computing platform, not the gaming platform.

People might use PPC to play but not for IT which is Terra Soft's market.

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RE: yeap
by on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 19:17 in reply to "yeap"
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I think the PowerPC will eventually die. Nobody is going to develop new software for PowerPC platforms. It is over. Univeral binaries will work but for not too long.

Well Mac users turn over their machines far less frequently than PC users so developers will still have to cater to the overwhelming PPC base for quite some time.

If developers use Apple's X-Code to write their code, it's a simple matter to "one click compile" universal binaries.

What's hard is supporting the machines that don't exist yet in any great number, the MacTels.

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RE[2]: yeap
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 06:19 in reply to "RE: yeap"
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"developers will still have to cater to the overwhelming PPC base"

Dude, the remains of a figure close to nothing isn't anywhere near to 'overwhelming', except for in the imagination of a Mac-user... so no worries...

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