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I'm confused, MAC, x86, Intel, Microsoft.

By abo_shreek11 ·
When i studied "computer architecture and organization" course in Collage, I learned that MAC computers have different architecture than PC computers (x86). And every architecture has it's own instructions set. So, programs running on MAC won't work on PC. I have this question in my mind,Since Apple started to implement intel processors in thier computers. Are intel processors in MAC computers are the same to those in PC? Is the Windows written to run on MAC the same one written to run for PC? A friend of mine found a pirated copy of MAC leopard OS for PC computers, Is this possible? or is it just a linux version with MAC OS theme? would someone clarify this to me.

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I have

by mamies In reply to I'm confused, MAC, x86, I ...

I have seen that MAC floating around aswell. good luck getting the drivers to work for it. One problem I had when playing with it was my monitor kept displaying the wrong way up.

The new processors that are now using are just plain intel processors and thats what allows them to run Windows on a MAC through Bootcamp.

Thanks,

Matthew

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The new processors that are now using are.......

by abo_shreek11 In reply to I have

"The new processors that are now using are just plain intel processors and thats what allows them to run Windows on a MAC through Bootcamp". This mean that new MAC's are just PC's in expensive white cases. Do you think It is possible install MAC OS on a plain PC?

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OSX is just a modified BSD

by OH Smeg In reply to The new processors that a ...

If you want to look at the base of OSX look at Free BSD here

http://www.freebsd.org/where.html

OH and the x86 means that the hardware supports 32 Bit Processing where as the standard is now 64 Bit Processing for all new hardware.

As for running any of the new OSX Version son a PC I don't see any real problems though you may have to dig around for drivers.

Apple restricts the Hardware that their OS runs on and that is the only real difference between todays Mac's and PC's. If you buy the right components they will even work in a MAC. Though this is always at the higher end of the PC Components and is not the cheaper rubbish that can be used in Budget PC's.

A lot of people started buying the cheaper PC RAM of a suitable specification to not pay Apple for the same thing at an inflated price.

Col

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Collage

by santeewelding In reply to I'm confused, MAC, x86, I ...

Would be about right.

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Depth of field ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Collage

In other words.

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You and me, old man

by santeewelding In reply to Depth of field ...

We would appear to be at one.

F/stops, and all the rest.

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Speak for yourself here santee

by OH Smeg In reply to You and me, old man

I can remember when the X86 was the newest and best around.

God for that matter I still use some Z80 Processors.

Col

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Ahh - the ZILOG ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Speak for yourself here s ...

I've got some of them laying around, somewhere, doing something. :)

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Those were!!

by ComputerCookie In reply to Ahh - the ZILOG ...
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I'll start from here

by abo_shreek11 In reply to I'm confused, MAC, x86, I ...

Here is a good kick off:

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

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