Mac OS 10.6 Aloha PowerPC

11 replies [Last post]
Hawaii Cruiser's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 20 2005
Posts: 1434

So is this the final death knell for the PowerPC?:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/snowleopard/

16TB of RAM? That ship's leaving the harbor to a whole different world. Aloha 'Oe!

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Jon's picture
Jon
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 2804
That's just got to do with RA

That's just got to do with RAM addressing. 32-bit addressing only gets to 4GB RAM. 64-bit gets to 16 exabytes of RAM. The 16TB of RAM thing Apple is using is only a small fraction of the space the 64-bit addressing can use. However, the G5 is a 64-bit CPU, you know? Wink

__________________

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. - Fritz Perls

Hawaii Cruiser's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 20 2005
Posts: 1434
Yeah, I do know that, but my

Yeah, I do know that, but my impression of that webpage has No-Powermac written all over it. We should take down wagers. Who will wager that Mac OS 10.6 will support the G5? Obviously, the G4's are out, but what would compel Apple to include the G5? Rioting, desertion, defamatory statements? I've been eyeballing some decent G5 Craigslist listings lately and I've yet to see a MacPro listing over here, so it's a topic of personal concern. We've discussed this topic before, but I'm throwing it out again since there's a lot more info about 10.6 now.

Hokusai's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 256
Hmm...

Perhaps Apple will only be supporting Intel with 10.6. That doesn't mean that they will stop supporting 10.5 for a while. They may be releasing updates for both 10.5 and 10.6 concurrently until the next major release.

My Macbook will be fine. The B&W G3 doesn't really care as it is stuck at 10.4.9 with its Powerlogix upgrade anyway.

__________________

Macbook Pro 2.5GHz i5 / 16GB / SSD / eGPU GTX 960
Powerbase 360MHz G3 / 160MB / 80GB ATA / Radeon 7200

moosemanmoo's picture
Offline
Joined: Aug 17 2004
Posts: 686
Considering Apple is still pu

Considering Apple is still pumping out updates for 10.4, I think there's no chance that 10.5 users will be left stranded, no matter who is supported by 10.6.

__________________

Join the chat on irc.freenode.com, channel #applefritter.

cwsmith's picture
Offline
Joined: Oct 13 2005
Posts: 699
And those of us still living in the dark ages ...

... still see occasional updates for 10.3 as well.

__________________

Dozens of Macs; a handful of PCs; Apple ][e, ][c and ][gs; a few iPods; lots of parts
17 guitars, 2 baritone guitars, alto guitar, 6 bass guitars, bajo sexto, 3 ukuleles, mandolin, banjo, sitar
3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas
http://www.cwsmith.fmhttp://www.facebook.com/cwsmith2620

GEOS's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 334
Re: Yeah, I do know that, but my

Hawaii Cruiser wrote:

Yeah, I do know that, but my impression of that webpage has No-Powermac written all over it. We should take down wagers. Who will wager that Mac OS 10.6 will support the G5? Obviously, the G4's are out, but what would compel Apple to include the G5? Rioting, desertion, defamatory statements? I've been eyeballing some decent G5 Craigslist listings lately and I've yet to see a MacPro listing over here, so it's a topic of personal concern. We've discussed this topic before, but I'm throwing it out again since there's a lot more info about 10.6 now.

I'm in pretty much the same situation. I've seen some great deals on a few nice G5's (just last week there was a dual 2.3GHz with 3Gb of RAM for $850. I would really like to know if the G5 is going to be supported before I shell out that kind of cash.

__________________

Oh, Hazel, look. The field! It's covered in blood

Quad 2.5 G5, MBP 2.6 17", DP 2.7 G5, Mini 2.33, MBP 2.16 CD, DP 2.0 G5, DP 1.42 MDD, 17” PowerBook 1.67, 12" PowerBook 1.5, TiBooks 1GHz 867 & 667, iMac G3 500, Cubes 500 & 450, B&W G3 450 & 350, iBook 300's, 366 466, Beige G3 350, PDQ G3 233

ken147's picture
Offline
Joined: Jul 9 2008
Posts: 35
Re: And those of us still living in the dark ages ...

cwsmith wrote:

... still see occasional updates for 10.3 as well.

you can get OS 9.2 updates as well.....

tmtomh's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 568
Snow Leopard 10.6 is Intel on

Snow Leopard 10.6 is Intel only:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html

Apple will no doubt be releasing updates for 10.5 Leopard for quite some time: OS X 10.4 Tiger was released in April 2005, and Apple is still releasing updates for it more than four years later.

Hawaii Cruiser's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 20 2005
Posts: 1434
$29 ?

Upgrade from 10.5 to 10.6 for only $29 w/free shipping! That's a first, isn't it? Never thought I'd see the day...

tmtomh's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 568
Yep, pretty sweet. And the up

Yep, pretty sweet. And the upgrade-installation process is remarkably painless.

Dr. Webster's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 19 2003
Posts: 1687
It's a full install disc too;

It's a full install disc too; you don't have to have Leopard -- or any OS, for that matter -- on your hard drive to install Snow Leopard.

I suspect the $29 price point is due to three reasons:

1. 10.6 isn't a whole ton different than 10.5 when it comes to functionality; $129 for what would be a service pack in the Windows world is too much.
2. Times are tough, but most people can swallow $30 for an OS upgrade. That, and Apple's sitting on a pile of money, so they certainly aren't hurting by not charging more.
3. Puttin' the screws to Microsoft even more. $30 for the upgrade severely undercuts the $200+ Microsoft wants for an upgrade to Windows 7 -- and those upgrades *do* require you already have Vista or XP on your hard drive, plus you have to deal with all that silly activation stuff.

__________________

Applefritter Admin