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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:19 pm

Blåtann wrote:Anyway, unlike Win$, Mac Os X is based on kernels written pretty much indepndently of cpu type, they CAN do a cpu switch and they have the experience to do it (read: 68k to ppc, a seamless transition).


Windows has (or at least had) a fair amount of portability too -- there were versions of NT for the MIPS, Alpha and PowerPC architectures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT

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Postby GMorgan » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:28 pm

How much of the binary 3rd party software was directly linked to the x86 platform though.
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