Re: [svmug] What if Apple drops Intel processors for OS X?
- That kind of reminds me when Microsoft NT 3.51 and NT 4 server supported the DEC Alpha CPU. All the apps that weren't nativly compiled for the Alpha Chip ran in emulation mode, and was slower then a Pentium, even though the Alpha CPU was a full 64 bit CPU in the late 90's.Jose F. Medeiros
San Jose, California
Thomas A. Edison: 'I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work."From: Roger Smith <smith@...>
To: Jose Francisco Medeiros <jose.medeiros@...>
Cc: email@example.com; Len Walther <MacREALTOR@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: [svmug] What if Apple drops Intel processors for OS X?
Well, I didn't say it worked! It is Windows after all.
Actually their biggest issues are poorly performing hardware, and the
lack of a Microsoft roadmap for it. Now which is the chicken, and
which the egg? Hmmm. There is some circular causality there.
Roger Smith, Artegenix, 408-736-7200
Complete System & Network Administration
Windows, Mac, Cisco
Apple Consultants Network
Microsoft Registered Partner, Small Business Specialist
On 6/29/13 10:04 AM, Jose Francisco Medeiros wrote:
> Hi Len,
> You are correct about emulation, I also started using Connectix to run
> Windows 95 on my first Mac computer a Centris 650, and it was
> painfully slow compared to running Windows 95 on my Intel 486
> computer. Good idea to get the latest backup, brown outs are notorious
> for damaging computer hardware not on a UPS.
> Roger, I was not aware that Windows had a release compiled for the ARM
> Have a great weekend,
> Jose F. Medeiros
> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:11 PM, Roger Smith <mailto:smith%40artegenix.com
> <mailto:mailto:smith%40artegenix.com>> wrote:
> It certainly isn't anything I've looked into, but there is a
> version of
> Windows (Windows RT) that runs on the ARM, and the Apple A series
> are licensed ARM designs so far as I know.
> Roger Smith, Artegenix, 408-736-7200 <tel:408-736-7200>
> Complete System & Network Administration
> Windows, Mac, Cisco
> Apple Consultants Network
> Microsoft Registered Partner, Small Business Specialist
> On 6/27/13 9:46 AM, Len wrote:
> > After reading this, I've become more concerned about this
> > I think it is great that Apple is making great progress on it's line
> > of A5, etc chips.
> > However, many users can't abandon Windows. This includes
> REALTORS® in
> > many other parts of the country, such as Las Vegas. The only way
> > are allowed to access the REALTOR® MLS (non-public), is with
> > Also, some REALTOR® electronic key safe systems require Windows to
> > update them.
> > I remember the days of Connectix/Microsoft Virtual PC. Prior to
> > processor emulation (not virtualization) methods were excruciatingly
> > slow. If running Windows on an A(x) chip involved processor
> > without Intel chips, it would take a great deal of processing power,
> > and battery life would really drop.
> > Is there a potential technical solution to running Windows on a
> > A(x) chip, at a reasonable speed, without consuming an unacceptable
> > amount of processor power, with consequential drop in battery life?
> > Thanks,
> > Len Walther, CDPE Advanced, e-PRO, GRI
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