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Old 01-17-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default Performance of Intel Macs

Macintouch reports on results of testing performance of a new 20-inch Intel iMac/2GHz Duo against original iMacs comparably equipped.

The results are voluminous — read up on them on Macintouch, and let us know what they really mean. <g>

   
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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I wonder how Mac users will react when, after being drip-fed the usual party line about how much better and faster Macs are compared to PCs, they see the Intel Powerbook being called "Pro", then hear that an Intel chip goes like greased lightning...

Don't forget: there are lies, damn lies, then statistics.
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Don't forget: there are lies, damn lies, then statistics.
Or this, from Darrell Huff (How to Lie With Statistics):
If you can’t prove what you want to prove, demonstrate something else and pretend that they are the same thing.

   
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Darrell Huff ("How to Lie With Statistics")
One of my all-time favorite books! I got it when I was doing some courses in statistics

   
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But it's still a Macintosh, Robin, so of course it'll be better, faster, sexier, more stylish, make better coffee, smell better ... have I left anything out ...??

   
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Macintouch reports on results of testing performance of a new 20-inch Intel iMac/2GHz Duo against original iMacs comparably equipped.
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Does this mean that Apple has the MacIntosh OS for any Intel computer, or only the ones they are selling?

(Oh, any Intel computer big and fast enough, of course.)
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Does this mean that Apple has the MacIntosh OS for any Intel computer, or only the ones they are selling?
Far as I have read, only the ones they are selling.

   
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'Does this mean that Apple has the MacIntosh OS for any Intel computer'

According to an article by Jack Schofield I read today, only Intel computers that are 'Vista ready' can do it: Apple uses a different chip set, which most computers haven't got.

   
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According to an article by Jack Schofield I read today, only Intel computers that are 'Vista ready' can do it
So what makes a computer "Vista ready"? I need to buy a new computer so I'd like to know...

   
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Does this mean that Apple has the MacIntosh OS for any Intel computer, or only the ones they are selling?
Apple will, for the forseeable future at least, not be selling MacOS for any old Intel box, but that's not to say it can't be made to run on at least some non-Apple machines. You can be pretty certain there are a host of hackers working on that project at this very moment. Equally interesting is the question whether Windows can be made to run on the new Intel Mac boxes. I think that's more likely in the long run, but AFAIK only Windows Vista can potentially run on the new Macs and no one has actually achieved it yet.

It's something of a holy grail for a lot of people to have a machine, of whatever flavour, dual boot MacOS and Windows reliably - or even better run them concurrently - but I doubt it will be a supported scenario anytime soon from either Microsoft or Apple.

   
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