Originally posted by garyou dirty aliens always think you infented spaceflight because a stupid drunk redneck saw the dish flying through the air and thought: "wow, ufo" instead of: ow, the wife is very mad at me"...
so, we infented spaceflight (well, some drunk rednecks did, but you understand my point)
Little do you know... Muahahaha
and now you think you are the first who named osx in its 64 bitness.
but osx 10.2.6 v64; osx 10.2.64 and osx 10.3 v64 are mentioned already in these boards.
*we think original thoughts
Well, I pretty much stick to FH and even just the talk about future processors. At least OS 10.64 was mostly original.
The (tm) thing was a joke that it seems our cobber Barto failed to grasp...
\ I don't care what they call it as long as it is easier to say than "Apple's 64 bit version of OS X", which is why I "invented" a name for it for now.
As for the subject of this thread, I think the rest of the PC world has pretty much written off Apple as nothing more than a bit player with 3% share. I read a Cox News Service article today in our local rag (Seattle P-I) on the topic of the rumoured Universal Music aquisition interest which basically reinforced this outside view.
I want the 970 based powermacs to come out Real Soon Now but I think Apple has a little bit of room after the availability of the processors in quantity from IBM to make sure they get the whole package right. That, I think, includes all the motherboard features everyone is after running stably with a 64 bit OS X with fewer bugs than other first releases. Sure they could release with a 32 bit version as we discussed above but I don't think a month or two will matter if it means shipping with 64 bit. Especially since (we all hope) the 970 will really boost Apple's prospects and even market share. If the delay would be longer than that (if they have more work left to get a 64 bit OS X ready than we think) then they should definitely bring the 970 PM to market with whatever OS will run on it.