Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jun 2008 22:27 UTC
Mac OS X At the Worldwide Developer Conference currently underway in San Fransisco, Apple unveiled some of the new features coming in Mac OS X Server 10.6, Snow Leopard. Of course the new release gets the same improvements as the client version, but in addition to those, there are a few server-specific features underway too.
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PowerPC
by ValiantSoul on Tue 10th Jun 2008 22:52 UTC
ValiantSoul
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2005-07-20

But they STILL haven't answered if PowerPC is going to be supported or not! I've got a Quad 2.5GHz PowerMac G5 and don't feel its time for it to retire, does Apple?

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RE: PowerPC
by vimh on Tue 10th Jun 2008 23:24 in reply to "PowerPC"
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2006-02-04

I think a better way of looking at things is does your G5 meet your requirements? Does Snow Leopard offer anything that would make you more productive to the point where a hardware upgrade would be a good idea?

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RE: PowerPC
by tyrione on Wed 11th Jun 2008 01:30 in reply to "PowerPC"
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2005-11-21

But they STILL haven't answered if PowerPC is going to be supported or not! I've got a Quad 2.5GHz PowerMac G5 and don't feel its time for it to retire, does Apple?


Screenshots show all applications, minus BootCamp to be Universal.

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RE: PowerPC
by bousozoku on Wed 11th Jun 2008 05:16 in reply to "PowerPC"
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2006-01-23

But they STILL haven't answered if PowerPC is going to be supported or not! I've got a Quad 2.5GHz PowerMac G5 and don't feel its time for it to retire, does Apple?


It's likely the PowerPC G5 series are the last of the PowerPC machines to be supported, even if they can't support the full 64-bit address space.

They probably won't answer the question until the last minute when they learn it for themselves.

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RE[2]: PowerPC
by rorya on Wed 11th Jun 2008 09:12 in reply to "RE: PowerPC"
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2007-11-01


It's likely the PowerPC G5 series are the last of the PowerPC machines to be supported, even if they can't support the full 64-bit address space.


The PowerPC 970 (G5 in Apple parlance) does support both 32-bit and 64-bit Power ISA, so there shouldn't be any technical reasons why they couldn't. Supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit is actually quite a bit simpler on the 970, as it is able to switch between those modes on the fly.

Plus, 10.5 all ready supports a 64-bit Power runtime for userland, and so 10.6 just seems to be bringing 64-bit to the kernel as well.

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