Intel CPU Could Run Macs

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  1. NetRyder

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    Intel CPU Could Run Macs
    Dual system is possible, but Apple's not interested, says Intel chief.
    Macworld.co.uk staff
    Friday, October 24, 2003



    Source: PCWorld.com
     
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    Ahehehem
    I think I'm justified in saying...


    Oooooooooooooold :p
     
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    Hahah...didn't realize that. :D
    Just saw it posted somewhere else, and thought it was pretty interesting to know. Damn it Jobs! Just say yes! :p
     
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    Doesn't Apple have an internal version of Mac OS that runs on Intel? I thought I had read that at one time. Anyways I think sure they would take a hit on hardware sales but in the end they might make it up w/ OS sales from all the ppl tired of Windows but not tech enough for *nix.
     
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    Yeah, I'm still not sure if the "Marklar" project was true, or just a rumor.
     
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    Why would anyone want to run Mac OS on Intel hardware? Intel is getting worse than MS (see my outsourcing jobs overseas rant).

    Lets send Steve Jobs a thank you note.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

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    Yes, the Darwin back-end compiles and runs fine on x86, the extremely early "Aqua" Alpha known back then as Rhapsody also compiled on x86, however, only on VERY specific hardware and development was not continued to support other hardware.

    Some people have stated they got it to work in Virtual PC and the like, however I'm slightly sceptical of those claims. I have no doubt though that the image of Rhapsody is floating about on the internet (I've seen it myself) and it does indeed run on x86.
     
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    Not specifically Intel per say .. more x86 (yet another term blurred) :) Why does this feel like the other thread :p
     
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    Marklar = Rhapsody. I can't remember where the name Marklar came from, will have to look into that one :)
     
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    Interesting, they used athlons :)

    Here's some screenshots/info about rhapsody: http://toastytech.com/guis/rhap.html
     
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    only place I've heard marklar is south park :)
     
  13. penguin

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    Back when the G4's were first introduced Apple started to have many issues with Motorola's progress in developing faster processors. There was a rumor that had significant backing to it that Apple was seriously considereing switching to AMD based CPU's.