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Friday, August 12, 2005

Running Mac over Intel. The future is around the corner

I was talking with one of our Business Partners the other day and encouraging them to use VMWare Workstation in order to virtualize their Intel boxes. I bought a copy of it and is amazing how you can have more than one machine running into your single hardware.
With this approach is that you can have i.e. Domino7 running in a Linux server, and have a W2K server with DB2 while you run WinXP in the host Operating System doing all the integration by using Domino Designer.

With the annoucement that Mac dropped Power5 and chooses Intel as the processor for the next releases, the idea of running MaxOSX in a Intel machine is every day more and more strong and it will open the access to a big amount of great software that we the Intelers wanted to use since ages. Then thinking that VMWare will support Mac OSX is not an excentric wish. In the mean time there's some guys that are doing some "efforts" to make it real.

By now I'm waiting for the annoucement from the guys at VMWare. That will give us the chance to have the best of two worlds.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to avoid confusion: Apple is not dropping PPC processors, and it's not clear if Mac will run on regular Intel platforms (I hear it will be on Intel with propietary extensions, 'cause Apple doesn't want to loose hardware platform control)

BTW, Mac OS X is (basically) a Unix-derived OS, based on BSD, or, as we chileans say, "BSD con gamulán"

5:16 PM  
Blogger Alex Hernandez said...

Well, obviously is not that suddenly Mac will drop PPC and start to run and sell the OS over intel machines. But is a fact.
May be it will not be a regular Intel or AMD processor, may be the Motherboard will be important to. The point is that it will be released and that's the important thing.


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