Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:43 UTC
Legal We all know about Apple's look-and-feel lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 2.0, but this wasn't the only look-and-feel lawsuit Apple filed during those years. Digital Research, Inc., the company behind GEM, also found itself on the pointy end of Apple's needle. Unlike the lawsuit against Microsoft, though, Apple managed to 'win' the one against DRI.
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kovacm
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2010-12-16

Icing on the cake: the CEO under which the costly m68k -> PowerPC migration happened, admitted that this was a mistake, that Apple should have went with Intel back then already...

Apple could not use intel chips before 2006.

simple reason: Mac OS was not CPU agnostic.

Mac OS X was. (but it came 5 years later.)

...beside fact that Intel only match SIMD part of Motorola/Apple (4 years old) AltiVec with SSE2... ;) that is called "piece of crap" - Apple did use AltiVec to speed up Composite Desktop in early 2000s while Microsoft made Composite Desktop in 2006. and it require DirectX 9 GPU... lol!

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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

You do know that classic Mac OS switched from 680x0 chips to PowerPC, right?

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