- 2 Mar 2002
Isn't OSX just a pretty BSD box anyway?
rushm001 said:If they kept going we must be up to 886 I suppose as the original pentium was nicknamed 586. I still remember my first pc a 386dx 32Mhz with 1MB of ram and a 40MB HDD!! It even had a special button to reduce the speed to 16Mhz for apps which couldn't handle the fast speed!
wombat said:"PCs are not analog, that is why they are called DIGITAL computers. You may be thinking about the video output being analog. The last analog computer I used was in made by Heathkit in the 60's. The major reason that OSX, like all of the mac OS's do not port to the PC is that major portions of the I/O and processing functions are ROM based, and not coded in the OS, except as a function call. As Apple won't release such code, (Who can blame them) you cannot get a decent mac emulator without a copy of the ROMs. OSX is not functional without the additional code which is kept in the ROMs.
"analog methods"? I still don't understand what the heck you're talking about. It's digital all the way! What three step process? Terinary code??Reg said:I didn't mean that the computer is Analog. It is digital like I said. Information is recognized as zeros and ones which translate into binary coding that the machine can understand. I was actually talking about how the signals are handled physically by the system. In the case of the PC, analog methods are used to create digital signals. In the case of the Mac, it's a three step process (almost like how a video card works).
Allright, I won't bash you than.silis said:hahahh.... Actually... I needed that.. I've had a stressful day. Stupid Numerical Analysis class.....