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OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: bangman
Date: March 28, 2006 05:51PM
Crazy stuff.

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Things could be getting interesting.

Sorry if repost.



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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: March 28, 2006 06:03PM
Whoever came up with the idea of making money off of speculation must be a rich @#$%&.




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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 28, 2006 06:41PM
M A V I C Wrote:
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> Whoever came up with the idea of making money off
> of speculation must be a rich @#$%&.

Um, that's the bedrock of capitalism.
Bein' a rich @#$%&, that is.
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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: March 28, 2006 07:22PM
I call baloney. It's quite a leap to go from the more logical premise that "Apple wants fair, accurate cross-platform benckmarks" to "Apple is going to natively support Windows!"
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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 28, 2006 09:29PM
Yeah, someone could have made it across the Grand Canyon with that leap of logic.
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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 28, 2006 10:49PM
Have you guys heard of wine? Or Darwine? Or Qemu? It isn't hard to believe they could do this.



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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: March 28, 2006 11:26PM
ztirffritz Wrote:
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> Have you guys heard of wine? Or Darwine?
> Or Qemu? It isn't hard to believe they
> could do this.

Have you seen the benchmarks with those? That's the difference here. Apples and oranges are still fruit, but the comparison...




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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 29, 2006 08:40AM
There are people playing Doom and other, rather demanding games under WINE. It can be done. With support from a large able-bodied corporate entity it would likely improve quite a bit. Or, are you still talking about the benchmarks for cross-platform emulators, PPC vs. Pentium? Those will always suck. I'm talking about Mactels running Windows Apps. Remember, WINE stands for Wine Is Not an Emulator. It is running Windows apps natively on Linux. It is a difficult process because lots of the needed code is still closed source and needs to be reverse engeineered, but it does work, and fairly well. I've run MS Office under WINE. It worked pretty well until it hit some function that required IE which caused it to blow up.
I have no doubt that they could do this, I just don't think that it is a good idea. Why? Apple, as they usually do, will make this work so well and so seamlessly that users won't know when they are running a native Windows app or a Mac app. All of the security problems and crappy coding present in Windows code could become viable on the Mac as well. This could kill at a minimum the functioning of the Windows apps, but possibly even bring the Mac down.



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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: March 29, 2006 01:41PM
Max OS X Red Box

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Re: OS X to have Windows support?
Posted by: Silencio
Date: March 29, 2006 03:04PM
"Apple, as they usually do, will make this work so well and so seamlessly that users won't know when they are running a native Windows app or a Mac app."

I disagree. You can apply all the lickable Aqua eye-candy on top of a clunky Windows app, but it will still be clunky Windows app; and people will still be painfully aware of the differences between actual OS X apps and these WINE-ified ones.
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