Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jun 2008 18:58 UTC
Mac OS X The original rumours concerning Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard stated that it would be available only for 64bit Intel processors, leaving PowerPC G4, G5, and early Intel Macs out in the blue. While Steve Jobs' keynote and the preview pages at Apple.com did not speak of any hardware cut-offs, Gizmodo got their hands on a hardware requirements document for the Developer Preview release of Snow Leopard, and it contains bad news for PowerPC users.
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RE[3]: there it is again...
by Glynser on Fri 13th Jun 2008 09:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: there it is again..."
Glynser
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2007-11-29

Could it be that you didn't read carefully enough?

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RE[4]: there it is again...
by rockwell on Fri 13th Jun 2008 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: there it is again..."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

Could it be that you write like a fifth-grader? Microsoft has *not* dropped support for XP (it's available until 2014) and they *did* release Vista 32-bit. So what the hell is your point?

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RE[5]: there it is again...
by Glynser on Mon 16th Jun 2008 09:09 in reply to "RE[4]: there it is again..."
Glynser Member since:
2007-11-29

My point is that IF they WOULD HAVE DONE that, everyone would moan. I didn't say they have actually done it, I only said what would happen IF they had done it.


(Hypothetical!) Scenario: Microsoft drops XP-compatibility and doesn't release Vista 32. Everyone says "Nooo! Microsoft is bullshit! How can they abandon older technology, those f***heads!"

Compare this to:

(Very Likely) Scenario: Apple drops PPC-compatibility by releasing their newest OS for Intel 64 only. Everyone says "Yeah! Apple is cool! It's a good step and nobody should be unhappy about that! Who uses PPC anyway! Go Apple! A giant leap for mankind! Never look back! Stop living in the past! Forget those PPC whiners! Yeah yeah yeah Apple Apple Apple!"

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