Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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His video test
by Eugenia on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:40 UTC
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

>However, the loss of AltiVec is a HUGE problem
> which Apple didn't show in their test.

As with every architecture transition, it will take some years to take full advantage of the new CPU's special instruction set. OSX for Intels is a new product, and I am sure it is not fully optimized to use these special instructions, as Apple has done for the G4's Altivec.

But I am sure it will eventually happen. It's just a software issue, not hardware one.

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RE: His video test
by Ronald Vos on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:05 in reply to "His video test"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

OSX for Intels is a new product,

Well according to Steve it's a 3 year old product, so it should be mature by now.

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