OT: RE: Apple Goes Intel...
Steven N. Hirsch
shirsch at adelphia.net
Wed Jun 8 06:36:53 CDT 2005
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005, Eric Smith wrote:
> Jules wrote:
> > Has there been any word from Apple employees about feelings within the
> > company about this?
> Yes. The ones that are being laid off as a result of this are rather
> unhappy. This includes ASIC designers, sustaining engineers, and
> various others.
> I don't understand the people that are bitching about Apple giving up
> the "secret sauce" that makes the Mac unique. The secret sauce is
> MacOS, and they're not giving that up. To a normal user, the brand
> name of the CPU inside the box makes no difference.
> What amazes me is that Apple didn't figure this out and switch a lot
My question is: Given the ability of upcoming Intel (and AMD) CPUs to
self-virtualize seamlessly, how long will it take for someone to hack up a
"preboot" supervisor layer which will support OS X on a garden-variety PC?
They would almost have to resort to hardware-based DRM voodoo to prevent
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