Mac OS X x86 Software list?

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None of the version sites I've looked at have any information about what I guess is technically a spankin' new platform (which makes AF ahead of the whole game).

Does anyone have links to a site that lists software available for the new machines? (not necessarily including, of course, xNIX opensource source code that could be compiled by the user)

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NDA

An Non-Disclosure Agreement technically and legally forbids the discussion of whether or not a particular software will work with a platform that is - as of yet - unavailable.

... or so I've been told...

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interesting... but

Does this mean there really is no software available? Nothing has been released?
What about the iLife apps, at least?

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Re: interesting... but

catmistake wrote:

Does this mean there really is no software available? Nothing has been released?
What about the iLife apps, at least?

Whether or not the software exists is not the issue. The issue is that even if it does, no one can talk about it.

I can't even say whether or not my company is even looking into the issue of supporting an x86 version of our software, due to the NDA.

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I'm not sure what you mean...

I'm not sure what you mean...are you looking for a list of native OSX on intel apps?
All OS X apps should run without trouble on the Intel Macs through Rosetta. The difference in code between intel and PPC OS X is less than the difference that existed between PPC and 68K.

Apple's Pro software is due for universal binary release in March, as is Office. Quark's next version of Xpress will be universal binary, but is still in development (what a surprise from Quark...)

There's no benchmarks on the new Macs yet that I've seen comparing Rosetta vs. native speeds.

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and... even after release

And the NDA won't allow any developers to even tell anyone their software is released and available? Hey... this is brilliant marketing... I think Apple's on to something here...

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can't even say whether or not my company

(obligatory) You have your own company. That must be nice for you. Tongue

NDAs, btw, rarely hold up in court, (I've never heard of someone breaking as NDA where it caused anything more than an empty lawsuit... but then, I don't exactly keep current with what the heck is going on anywhere). and sound easy enough to get around, for e.g.:

My company hasn't been working on a new audio application for OS X x86. It doesn't support plug-in architecture or use CoreAudio. It's not geared towards the pro market, and its not something even an idiot could pick up really easy.

Its sort of the same thing as when the alleged ex-CIA operative tells someone... "I've never worked for the CIA, and I didn't work for them between 1972 and 1984. I wasn't involved with Operation Mongoose and Black Eagle, and if I had, I wouldn't be at liberty to talk about them." Wink

Now... this is all well and good... but I'm not really asking what you are or are not working on... I'm talking about whether there actually is native software applications, open or closed source, that is past the beta, and is released, available for purchase and/or download.

And... even if there is the NDA... this NDA has absolutely no bearing on nor could prevent a site like, say, Version Tracker, from reporting that software is at whatever version... of course, the list would start with things like iLife, and all the individual apps there in... but could also include apps that are restricted by the NDA, simply enough, because few companies are as tight about secrets as Apple, whether they try or not.

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Something like this: