Ok, I'm sorry for saying the Xeon is a 64 bit processor, but the IBM PPC970 does NOT emulate 32 bit processes, it runs them at full clock rate. m1garand may now go read up
on that and see for your self that the PPC 970 is FULLY 32 bit backwards compatable. Or if that stuff is to complicated go to www.apple.com
and read some user friendly explinations, and I have no idea what your grining about when you talk about i/o on the G5, if your talking about that being slow...
Ok, ADM is going to beat Intel by far in the 64 bit catagory. They are comming out with some pretty sick processors. Now I will take blame for calling the Xeon a 64 bit processor and correct it to the Itanium wich is a menace in process. But when you say that 64 bit applications will not be implimented untill Intell gets there is a even bigger mistake than the one I made, considering apple has already reprogrammed the interger based opperations to allow 32 bit applications to take full advantage of the 64 bit wide interger pipeline. Also with many new compilers being reprogrammed to support 64 bit compiling most current applications should be in beta, if not completely stable in 64 bit form within a few months.
Oh, and I have installed linux on my mac, but currently I can run KDE 3 on my mac in X11, soon apple will have most API's reprogrammed also... Linux + Mac = more free software!!
-Macs are cool! (but i'm not dissing PC's, just intel and microsoft)
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