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Port Mac OS X

By Lee44 ·
Join my petition. Since OS X is based on a Unix kernel and it was compiled in C it should be fairly simple to port the kernel to a PC. The only hang up is hardware drivers. Please speak up so that maybe we can get Apple to do something innovative and useful for a change.

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they already have

by im_electronic In reply to Port Mac OS X

they have Darwin, its the x86 compuile of OS X's base, the other UI like cocoa and aqua are made to run only on the PowerPC processors, and optimized for G4's with AltiVec.

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Apple needs time to kill classic

by szpisjak In reply to Port Mac OS X

Jobs won't port X to x86 machines (x86 will be dropped by Intel as soon as the itaniums are ready for consumers), or itaniums, until Classic is dead (or a non-issue), and Apple moves more of its business from Desktop hardware to Platform/Enterprise solutions provider. Right now they need the digital hub strategy and Mac Os X to buy time until they (Apple) can sustain it without worrying about hardware design/manufacturing.

I see Apple purchasing more Enterprise solution companies, and maybe, just maybe, start the Mac Os X Server ported to Intel?s itanium chip set. That way they have some serious experience with a different chipmaker. Plus more lead-time until the itanium enters the consumer or Mac Os X desktop user. Three years to purchase/merge with a medium weight Enterprise Solution provider (like Novell.) Two years to port Mac Os X to Intel?s itanium chip sets. I say eight years until the total death of classic. The sooner classic is dead on Mac Os X server the sooner Mac Os X server can be ported to itaniums.

In the mean time Apple needs to attract developers-Galore to the Mac Os X Platform, diversify inter-operability with existing products, and refine the Mac Os X to the superior GUI/OS it can be.

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