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In Topic: 10.6 Snow Leopard Download

13 October 2017 - 12:05 AM

What about burning a DVD?

In Topic: Is there really a such thing as a Mac game?

09 October 2017 - 11:31 PM

View Postjeannot, on 04 October 2017 - 02:08 AM, said:

Wasn't the iPhone supposed to fail? How is Windows phone going?
Windows Phone is now officially dead.

In Topic: Best Mac Computers for Gaming 2015

06 October 2017 - 01:26 PM

macdude, I agree. And I've always thought the hackintosh isn't worth the hassle. Either stay on the Mac platform with its strengths and weaknesses, or switch to another platform (like I did).

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

02 October 2017 - 12:42 AM

It's not as simple as RISC vs CISC, far from it. The PowerPC isn't as RISC as people think (Reduced Instruction Set CPU); it's not so reduced. Whereas x86/x64 CPUs have had a RISC core for a long time now.

And if by "same speed" you mean same frequency, the Pentium 4 proved clock rate isn't all that matters (the Core intel architecture is much faster than the P4 at the same frequency).

Finally, the pipeline tax: early PPCs had a short pipeline, true (length of 5), but they had to extend it later when frequencies climbed. While except the P4 with its ridiculously long pipeline, other x86 CPUs have an average pipeline length. The G5 has a pipepine from 10 to 16 depending on the type of instructions, while the Core 2 Conroe has 14.

In Topic: 64-bit apocalypse

26 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Well, it's about the Windows version, but 32-bit Office is still recommended for 64-bit Windows. Unless you deal with huge documents which need gobs of RAM, 32 bit is good enough. Same for any app, really, either on Mac or Windows.