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Re: How about the new MacBook

On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 08:41:44PM +0100, Jaonary Rabarisoa wrote:
> Hi all,
> One more thing : MacBook pro is out :-) The specification seems to be  
> great, up to 4 time faster the the powerbook, intel dual core,  
> isight, ... Hmm It's exiting me

It has an Intel (x86) processor so it is completely  
completely off-topic on the debian-powerpc list.

Take benchmarks with a pinch of salt (although it 
is likely much faster, mostly because of the huge 
increase in memory bandwdith, it's sad that no G4
processor ever had a faster or dual edge data bus).
For example, you'll never get the factor of 4 on RC5.

If you want to buy one, go ahead, but remember that the
only (possible) advantage over any run-of-the-mill
Intel or AMD based laptop is that it will run MacOS.

On my side I'm expecting a G4 17" any day now (it 
has shipped). This will for sure be my last Apple
laptop and I cross fingers hoping somebody will 
build PPC based laptops in the future. For me
the only reason to buy an Apple system was that 
part of my job involves developing for PPC embedded 
systems, not that it ships with MacOS, iLife or
whatever applications.

> But, how about debian on it, only install the x86
> version or need to do some little hack before ?

I don't know and I really don't care. If you really
want to discuss this, you should do it on another
mailing list.


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