Mac is changing to Intel PC chips.

Mac is changing to Intel PC chips.

Post by JimmyRiddl » Tue, 02 Aug 2005 17:15:09



Damn right Dave! Someone doesn't have a clue of the process that goes into
cloning firmware. 30 years eh? i wonder why everyone else isn't on the
bandwagon with you after 3 decades...
 
 
 

1. Intel + Mac = PC? Does AMD + PC != PC?

2. Intel + Mac = PC? Does AMD + PC != PC?

I see this has popped up occasionally and I just wanted to get a clear
view of what people were talking about when they were suggesting Macs
are no longer Macs.

It seems a great deal of this is a result of Apple's switch to intel
processors. Is that the only thing that people are basing this
statement on? Is it the fact that with Apple's Bootcamp software you
can duel boot to XP?

If either of those are the case, what about the following:

PCs don't necessarily all have intel processors. If a PC is built
around an AMD processor, does it cease to be a PC?

A PC doesn't have to run Windows. Linux and Unix could be loaded. If
a PC runs one of those instead of Windows, does it cease to be a PC?
What if you have Windows on one partition and Linux on another? What
if you have two Linux or two Unix or some combination of OSes
duel-booting on one PC - since it's not running Windows - is it a PC?

I personally don't care if a Mac is called a PC. My personal problem
is with Microsoft and has nothing to do with PC hardware. I'm just
trying to figure out where people are coming from on this.

My personal opinion is (it should be obvious) that Macs are not PCs.
Again - I don't have some irrational, bias feeding it as I've already
stated that I don't have a problem w/ PCs. I just only see those two
arguments presented and I don't agree that the processor makes the
platform or that the OS makes the platform.

3. Virtual PC for Mac 7 and Mac with intel

4. emacs within BASH in Mac OS X (intel chips).

5. VBA speed on the Intel-chip Macs: Any faster?

6. Will the Intel chip help the Mac

7. Mac G5 with Intel chip

8. What's an Intel chip doing in a Mac?

9. [News] [SOT] AMD Says Intel Abused Its Dominant Position; Intel Chips Have Critical Flaw

10. Intel Corp driver update for Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chips

11. Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

12. Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

13. Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

14. Anyone got Mac classic Mac emulation running well on their Intel Mac?

15. Virtual PC attributes for Mac running intel.