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post #1 of 12
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Embedded Linux/Java more over, here comes embedded MacOS X. Not just for the iWalk, but also for a whole new generation of intelligent consumer devices linked together with firewire. TV set-top boxes, digital HiFi. Way ahead of PalmOS / WinCE / Epoc.

Apple is now the new consumer electronics company. The intelligent device company.

If the iWalk is true, that is probably what the "way beyond" means.
post #2 of 12
I've read MANY reports over the past year or two about how analysts see Apple and Sony as being the big dogs here in a couple years...

I totally see it happening with some consumer electronics running embedded OS X.

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post #3 of 12
hey what if they put that on ipod or ipod 2. if it has dual proc. in there add a stylus and a bigger screen.
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post #4 of 12
So OS X can barely run on a Mac with 128 MB of RAM and we're to think Apple's going to stick it in a PDA?
post #5 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>So OS X can barely run on a Mac with 128 MB of RAM and we're to think Apple's going to stick it in a PDA?</strong><hr></blockquote>


Your right, they'd probably have to disable the genie effect.
post #6 of 12
It's not just the genie effect that slows down the whole OS. Perhaps they won't use Quartz for rendering every single pixel, or maybe they will use a light-weight version.
post #7 of 12
[quote]Originally posted by catalyst:
<strong>It's not just the genie effect that slows down the whole OS. Perhaps they won't use Quartz for rendering every single pixel, or maybe they will use a light-weight version.</strong><hr></blockquote>

If they come out with a lightweight version of Quartz, I hope they'll put it in the main OS as well.
post #8 of 12
What the hell is a light-weight Quartz engine? It has to compose and render the pixels somehow.
post #9 of 12
Oh ye of little vision. As if they would put OS X en total on a handheld or embedded device. NT itself was quite the resource hog when it came out and they have an embedded version that runs fine on less than stellar hardware. Linux alone is not resource hungry but you add a desktop environment and you have some pretty resource intensive stuff. KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment to name a few. Apple can strip down OS X and embed it easily. The back end is quite fast, it is the GUI that is slow. Don't just think Aqua, think a GUI, embedded, on OS X. Apple can make it look like whatever they want. Even ... maybe ... like the Newton OS....
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post #10 of 12
i hate quartz
post #11 of 12
Or do you hate the slow reflexes of OS X?
post #12 of 12
[quote]Oh ye of little vision. As if they would put OS X en total on a handheld or embedded device. NT itself was quite the resource hog when it came out and they have an embedded version that runs fine on less than stellar hardware. Linux alone is not resource hungry but you add a desktop environment and you have some pretty resource intensive stuff. KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment to name a few. Apple can strip down OS X and embed it easily. The back end is quite fast, it is the GUI that is slow. Don't just think Aqua, think a GUI, embedded, on OS X. Apple can make it look like whatever they want. Even ... maybe ... like the Newton OS....<hr></blockquote>
Maybe they'll get OSX to work properly on the desktop first?
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