The Null Device

Whither Apple?

My mind's still reeling from the possible implications of Apple's announcement of abandoning the PowerPC platform in favour of x86. Here are some thoughts:

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Posted by: videlicet http:// Wed Jun 8 05:13:14 2005

http://arstechnica.com/columns/mac/mac-20050607.ars

the x86 gripe is misplaced i think, cf. http://arstechnica.com/cpu/2q00/x86future/isa-future-1.html

Posted by: videlicet http:// Wed Jun 8 05:17:49 2005

besides w/ virtualization (IVT - http://www.intel.com/technology/computing/vptech/ - read xen!) you're not even targeting the machine anymore, but the "hypervisor" or whatever... http://www.cio-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=34175 :D

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Wed Jun 8 11:44:01 2005

Given that Apple use a modified Mach microkernel, I wonder whether this would give any advantage to adding a hypervisor system to OSX.