Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I once heard a story about a programmer who had asked how to kill the idle thread, because it was taking up 99% CPU time(...).

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It seems I just uncovered, here, some programmers who still have some moderately related issues with task manager: http://www.osnews.com/thread?541619 ;>

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I must admit, I don't always understand it either.

We have a Windows 2003 server, it tends to be around 0-2% (CPU) busy. When it gets to 5% people complain about performance. Neither network of hard disk activity are even near 100%.

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