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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AltiVec is SSE3, for the time being
by raxrat on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:53 UTC
raxrat
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2006-01-05

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

Yonah (Core Duo) has SSE3. I believe Apple's site on the Intel transition talks about translating your AltiVec code to SSE3.

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