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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Apple Going Head on With MS?

Well it's seems the guys over at ZDNET UK have had their hands on a copy of the intel version of 10.4.1 and do a review on it.

Now I don't know how they can call it a review when the product is not even done. Then again you wonder how they got their hands on a copy, which I may add is a old build anyway.

There intro starts with
"Steve Jobs might not approve, but Apple's latest operating system can be installed on any x86 hardware. How well does it function? Read our preliminary labs test to find out."
hmmm, you think?

They show how Mac OS X version 10.4.1 is successfully installed on the Toshiba Portégé M300.

Then show of a pic on the hardware spec's inside this laptop.

LOL you tested this on a Pentium M 1.2ghz processor with a front bus speed of only 400mhz with only 512mb of SDRAM and call this a test/review? Give me a break.

Then they run it on a AMD chip with a faster CPU and slower bus speed, LOL!

What I find intresting in all this was this was posted on there site yesterday (11/9/05) and today (11/10/05) they post this about how "Apple has filed a patent that describes a method for securely running Mac OS X on specific hardware". Show you how we did it, but you might not be able to do it anyway when the full version comes out. Man what a useless test.

But to top all this off, it seems a recent patent filed by Apple will enable owners of Intel-based Macs to load Mac OS X, Windows or Linux as their primary operating system and then indicate which of the three they'd prefer as their secondary OS.
(Luke Skywalker voice) Never,... I'll never turn to the darkside
(Darth Varder voice) You don't know the POWER of the Dark side!

And this with all this news Morgan Stanley still ups Apple share price target from $60 to $70.

(Darth Vader voice) Impressive,.... very impressive.
Yes, I also think so Darth Vader my brother. :)

We will see if there is " A New Hope" if this OS war starts.

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  • At 11/10/2005 10:20:00 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    ótimo continue assim.

  • At 11/10/2005 12:47:00 PM, Blogger CG5Addict said…

    this means in english what??

  • At 11/10/2005 11:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I use an iBook G4. 800 MHz with a 133 MHz FSB. I'm using 640 MB of RAM.

    DAILY. And it's not slow at all.

    I'd say that's pretty similar to their test laptop, so wtf are you LOL!ing about? It seems like a normal system anyway.

    Then you LOL at one of the fastest desktop procs in existence.

    btw, its "FRONTSIDE" bus, not front bus.

  • At 11/11/2005 11:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    its 1.2m so its more like running at p4 2.4 ghz. Just for comparison... i think the general guideline was you do m x 2 = p4 speed.

  • At 11/14/2005 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That Athlon is one of the fastest PC chips available currently. Intel uses a quad-pumped bus which is why theirs appears to be faster. The speeds are perfectly normal (well, the Pentium Ms usually run at 533 these days, IIRC).

    Welcome to the wonderful world of PC hardware.


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