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Re: [svmug] What if Apple drops Intel processors for OS X?

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  • Jose F. Medeiros
    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
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 29, 2013
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      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
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      From: Roger Smith <smith@...>
      To: Jose Francisco Medeiros <jose.medeiros@...>
      Cc: svmug@yahoogroups.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
      > cpu's.
      > http://www.extremetech.com/computing/159838-windows-rt-8-1-still-slow-still-plagued-by-the-desktop-still-useless
      >
      > 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
      > chips
      > 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:
      > >
      > >
      > http://qz.com/97856/how-long-before-apple-ditches-intel-in-the-only-segment-that-counts/
      > >
      > > After reading this, I've become more concerned about this
      > possibility.
      > > 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
      > they
      > > are allowed to access the REALTOR® MLS (non-public), is with
      > Windows.
      > > Also, some REALTOR® electronic key safe systems require Windows to
      > > update them.
      > >
      > > I remember the days of Connectix/Microsoft Virtual PC. Prior to
      > Intel,
      > > processor emulation (not virtualization) methods were excruciatingly
      > > slow. If running Windows on an A(x) chip involved processor
      > emulation
      > > 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
      > future
      > > 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
      > > Certified Distressed Property Expert, Advanced
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      > > Cupertino, CA 95014
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      > >
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