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    irecinius is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default PC runs OSX better then PowerPC!!

    http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/com.../2005/08/68501

    No one knows exactly why OSx86 appears to be running faster on the PCs than the Mac OS does on today's Macs.
    "To be honest, we're not sure," said a hacker nicknamed "cmoski," who said he works for a large software company. "Some in the Pentium camp want to say, 'Because a Pentium is faster, of course,' some want to say (Intel chip architectures are better than Apple's) and some in the PowerPC camp just want to say that it isn't full OS X (running on the beta systems)."
    And even older pcs run the OSX better faster then current G5's

    People at I-Hacked, even made a little shopping list for you to have your own "mac pc" with only $200 bucks..

    base requirements:
    • CPU: (SSE3 Compatible, With some hacking you can get SSE2 processors to work):
    • Motherboard chipsets: This is still debated, but the consensus is that Intel chipsets work the best.
    • Video: Basic VGA/SVGA works on most chipsets, however for accelerated graphics you will need the Intel GMA900 onboard graphics chip (the motherboard selected below uses this chipset)
    $200 OSx86 Mac Parts List:

    Component Make Price
    Case 1-Bay ATX Case w/300W Power Supply $18.00
    Motherboard ASRock P4Dual-915GL Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $51.99
    CPU Intel Celeron D 340 2.93Ghz / 256K Cache / 533 FSB / Socket 478 $49.99*
    Memory2x AllComponents 256MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) $22.39 x 2
    Hard Drive 20 GB 7200RPM Hard Drive (Check Ebay, or your basement) $19.99
    DVD Drive BTC 16X DVDROM $12.59
    Total: $197.34
    * CPU price was after $50 MIR.


    Die hard fans will have a hard time with it..

    But well intel might be just a better thing for apple
    Last edited by irecinius; 10-03-2007 at 01:48 PM.
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    nice article, but it's 2 years old O.o

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    Yea, and shouldn't this be in Chit-Chat or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shautieh View Post
    nice article, but it's 2 years old O.o
    Hah true, but its mostly because I was discussing with a friend about mac theses days, and I remembered this thing.

    Article may be old, but the project is still up and running @
    http://forum.insanelymac.com/

    And its up to Mac OS X 10.4, support is kinda limited, specially for wireless T_T
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    Ewww, man, that forum was painful to look at. People talk about how bad Sony and Xbox fanboys are, they have nothing on Apple fanboys.

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    I would like to point out several things.
    The thread title is wrong because x86/x86-64 is not a synonym for PC just like PowerPC does not automatically mean Mac.
    The PPC architecture was already worse than the Pentium architecture with worse longer pipelines and slower execution times.

    So yeah, it's about how x86 architecture is more suitable for a general purpose operating system than PPC, not about how "PC runs OSX better than PowerPC" and other misconceptions and inflammatory ignorant rubbish worse-than-fanboy-stereotypical-claims and such.

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    While true that the term "PC" is used it wrongly, its widely accepted that is a computer using x86 architecture type of processors (Intel,AMD,VIA,etc).
    Where it should be categorized as any computer, a Intel Running Windows a Macintosh running Mac OS or even an IBM PC compatible running Linux.

    Of course a PPC Processor can run a range of operating systems even Windows NT!
    It was compared to one running Apple's Macintosh Mac OS X.

    So the wrong term here is PC, changing to x86 would fix everything.
    And nowadays even Macs are using 3.0GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon-based processors!
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