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Easier for current X86 apps to be re-written for OSX86 vs OSXPPC?

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I have a question. Will it be easier for the X86 only apps to be ported to 0SX86 or would it be easier to port those X86 only apps to OSX on PPC? The reason I ask is that if its easier to port to OSX86, maybe we'll have more apps availabe for us when these boxes are released.
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I have a question. Will it be easier for the X86 only apps to be ported to 0SX86 or would it be easier to port those X86 only apps to OSX on PPC? The reason I ask is that if its easier to port to OSX86, maybe we'll have more apps availabe for us when these boxes are released.

No, not really. For most apps, the hard part is the OS conversion because all the APIs change. In some cases (primiarly those with highly optimized code) the porting will become a bit easier because the optimized x86 code will port straight across.
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