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Re: Apple's Developer Transition Kit

On Thu, 2005-06-09 at 13:33 +0200, Alex Fernandez wrote:
> Hi Johannes,
> > > I am totally confused on this, is the new mac gonna have an x86 chip
> > > in it, or is intel going to make a newly designed chip?
> > 
> > They'll use x86 chips.
> Steve Jobs was talking about the future Intel roadmap. Probably you
> mean that they will use chips within the x86 family, even if the chips
> themselves are new. I guess Apple will not go back to 32 bits now, so
> I would bet for the x86_64 architecture (or whatever the Intel
> knock-off is called).

Though their porting documentation only mentions a 32 bits ABI on
Intel .. (strangely).
> > I don't think they'll add a ppc emulator, so probably no.
> I think Jobs has said that they will use a ppc emulator, to run
> "legacy code" (in this case PPC). Apple has licensed something called
> "QuickTransit" for fast emulation.

Yes, they call it Rosetta, though it doesn't emulate altivec.


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