Originally posted by arttwist55
[B]Personally I think if this was to happen it would be the coolest thing (Now do I believe this will happen ? :/).
As far as the hacking bit goes, I don't think there would be much required. I mean PearPC and similiar emulation proved tiger could be run on generic PPC (g3/g4/g5) hardware and the cell is the continuation of the PPC family. I don't see it being anymore difficult then installing 10.2 on a generic G4 or G5.
PearPC has proved that you can emulate OS X running at about 10% of speed on the x86. Not in the slightest bit useful at all. The project is just to show that it can be done at all. I also don't understand your sentence about PearPC proving that OS X could be run on "(g3,g4,g5) hardware". It was designed to run on that hardware. Also, the Cell, while being an offshool of the PPC family, is not a continuation of it. If anything, the Xenon, in the 360 would be closer to that. The Cell requires a great deal of work to be usefull to OS X.
Sony obviously got quite a bit ahead of itself with that statement, and has most of us scratching our heads over it.
Plus I imagine if the good people over at opendarwin and otherworld have anything to say about it XPostFacto will be moded to run Tiger on the new PS3 machines.
Unless you are working on these bits yourself, it's hard to figure where you are coming up with them.
In closing points I still don't believe the complete migration to x86 macs yet. Aside from the fact Intel is still stalling, claiming it can't produce enough processors for Apple's new Macs.
This is really TOO much! Are you serious?
Plus the new Mac roll out plans don't migrate the whole line till 2007, and that's if all goes well.
Sure, the whole line (including the XServe) might not be moved over till sometime 2007, though it looks as it might be sooner.
The "Cell" which is the next in the powerpc line offers a clean, inexpensive, powerful path to commonplace SMP and if IBM's claims are to be taken seriously, one which exceeds 4Ghz. Putting "Cell" based macs well over modern PCs for a fraction of the cost. The new PS3 which retails for $500 will ship with 4 cell processors.
This is no more than uninformed speculation, or, just simply incorrect.
The Cell isn't that suitable for SMP. The Mac will not be based upon it. That's pretty obvious at this point.
The PS3 has ONE Cell processor. One of the SPE's is also disabled. The PS3 is also not in production yet. It therefore doesn't retail for anything. Sony has not given a final price, and it's subject to much speculation.