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    Mac to use Intel Chips!

    Heh, if ribbon and power cables bother you, you're gonna balk when you see water cooling tubes.
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    Mac to use Intel Chips!

    You mean in the presence of a Rabi?
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    Mac to use Intel Chips!

    "Tell you what I do like though. A killer. A dyed in the wool killer! Cold-blooded, clean, methodical and thorough. Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF1, would have immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun." - Zorg, Fifth Element :)
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    Mac to use Intel Chips!

    LOL! Traditonally, all "IBM Compatible PC"'s have a reset button. Basically a way to reboot if the OS becomes unresponsive and rather than power down and start from a cold boot, you have a warm (I guess?) boot. Some PC makers have made the reset button more obscure to avoid accidentally hitting...
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    is the g5 + tiger REALLY 64bit?

    Cinema 4D is not like those scientific applications. It's a digital content creation app that's driven by the GUI, first and foremost. Although the GUI requires fewer clock cycles, latency does play a role in "perceived" performance. It's the same problem faced with multi threaded programs...
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    is the g5 + tiger REALLY 64bit?

    Cheer up. At least you're not dealing with spyware.
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    is the g5 + tiger REALLY 64bit?

    That's complete and utter FUD. And to everyone else wondering why not just do as Apple says, have the back-end processing run in a seperate non-GUI app: it's called IPC. Inter Process Communication. This is not even about "seperating GUI and non-GUI code." With an IPC software model, you'd...
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    Command to invoke a console

    Terminal.app
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    is the g5 + tiger REALLY 64bit?

    Tiger is capable of running apps in either 32 or 64 bit modes. When an app is executed, itself and any libraries it links to and uses must be in the same mode. Apple has not yet made the user interface libraries (Carbon, Cocoa) 64-bit. Thus, developers are unable to make a full-blown 64-bit...
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    intel mobile processors: My experience with XP

    Last time I checked, there is no vector unit for SSE(2). They just pair up 2 64-bit FPU registers to make a 128-bit register and rename it. The FPU itself issues the instructions. What makes it really suck is the penalty for state changing. I was foolish enough to write assembly code that...
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    intel mobile processors: My experience with XP

    No aggression intended. Call it my inate snobbiness as a geek. Apologies :) I reacted the way I did because an OS reinstall for the problem he described, is like killing a fly with a howizter.
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    intel mobile processors: My experience with XP

    So you don't know what to do, so you resort to just reinstalling. Peachy.
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    Please don't call it a Macintosh

    I only dislike Intel because of their management staff. They picked up Alpha engineers for crying out loud, and brought the NetBurst architecture to the world. Big whoop-dee-doo. AMD picked up the other half of the Alpha team and what did we get? K7, the first Athlon which spanked the Pentium 3...
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    lepered

    Isn't Cougar a bit redundant? It's kinda the same cat as "mountain lion" and Puma.
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    There is only ONE Reason to buy a Macintosh

    I can tell you right now that is NOT going to happen. Companies like Dell and HP have agreements with Microsoft that new PCs sold must have an OS installed on it. Back when BeOS was still alive, they struggled painfully to get companies to ship PCs with BeOS pre-installed. Microsoft put a stop...
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