Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Aug 2009 18:46 UTC
Mac OS X Even though Apple has been hyping up the 64bit nature of its ucpoming Snow Leopard operating system, stating it will be the first Mac OS X release to be 64bit top-to-bottom, reality turns out to be a little bit different so far. With the current Snow Leopard seed, only Xserve users get the 64bit kernel and drivers - all other Macs default to 32bit. By holding down the '6' and '4' keys during boot, you can to boot into full 64bit mode - that is, if your Mac supports it. As it turns out, some Macs with 64bit processors cannot use the 64bit kernel because the EFI is 32bit. Note: I should have included in the article that 64bit applications will run just fine (including benefits) on a 32bit kernel in Mac OS X. Since this was already possible in Leopard, I assumed people were well aware of that. Turns out some were not, so my apologies for that.
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RE[2]: Wow
by Chezz on Tue 18th Aug 2009 19:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow"
Chezz
Member since:
2005-07-11

The article depicts Apple in a negative way.

Eventho you got a good picture regarding the 32/64 bit boot flag but Thom Holwerda is intentionally viewing Apple being behind the crowd without commenting on other aspects of the known issues of 64/32 transition

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RE[3]: Wow
by galvanash on Tue 18th Aug 2009 19:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

The article depicts Apple in a negative way.


This is the second thread today that someone has posted stuff like this. The article doesn't "depict" Apple at all. Its information - this is exactly the kind of stuff I want to see on this site. What constitutes "positive" articles to you - Would an "Everything is Lollipops and Bubblegum at Apple" story make you feel better?

I just saw an article pop up on page 2, "Apple Tops PC Industry in Consumer Satisfaction"... Does that do it for you?

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RE[4]: Wow
by Tuishimi on Tue 18th Aug 2009 21:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

There is a difference. The customer satisfaction article is short, and states the position in which several companies ranked in customer satisfaction. It was "factual" in the sense it just listed the facts, thank you m'am.

This article posted by Thom conveys more than factual information by throwing in phrases like "reality turns out to be a little bit different so far" and "Apple has been hyping up the 64bit nature" and "it might be that Apple is planning on using 64bit as a selling point to drive people to buy MacBook Pros" which are evocative and speculative.

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RE[4]: Wow
by jelway on Tue 18th Aug 2009 23:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow"
jelway Member since:
2006-05-14

I think what he's getting at is that regardless of what Apple does, Thom Holwerda always summarizes the article in a negative way. It has nothing to do with the article and more to do with Thom's over zealous and seeming brewing hostility towards Apple. I'm not saying Thom's hatred is specific to Apple - he seems to hate other things as well. I'm sure you can find summaries on this site that make it seem like an Apple hate site.

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