[Cialug] Mac/Intel

Bryan Baker ka_klick at mac.com
Thu Jun 9 15:10:54 CDT 2005

My bet is that it'll be primarily either a check during initial install 
(which is pretty much what they do to kick out older machines now) or 
maybe a tricky thing w/ partition access that a standard BIOS wouldn't 
be able to grok, but my bet's on the former.

see: http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/

On Jun 9, 2005, at 3:00 PM, Dave Weis wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005, James Shoemaker wrote:
>>> There is an article on slash that sez no compatibility
>>> with current or future pcs.
>>> Also one on wired that sez probably not.
>>> If that's true- not much to get excited about.
>> 	How hard would it be to drop an X86 OSX gui parts on top of the open
>> source Darwin ported to commodity hardware?  I would think not too 
>> hard.
> My bet is on someone finding a way to copy (cp not mimic) the gui bits 
> over to a darwin kernel on a standard pc. Unless they do hardcore 
> voodoo to check out the hardware, anything else can be emulated. The 
> standard method of stub things out in darwin, see what aqua asks for, 
> write a test program on real macos, change until done would be able to 
> make it work.
> dave
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