1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News Apple Atom support lives again

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Nov 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    930
    Likes Received:
    42
    From a purely financial standpoint putting it back in makes sense. More people willing to purchase the OS that way.
     
  3. hexx

    hexx New Member

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    i don't understand why should apple support atom - i'm not aware of any apple product with atom cpu so what's this all about?
     
  4. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    930
    Likes Received:
    42
    If they support Intel chips then supporting Atom would be part of that. Also perhaps they are planning a netbook of their own in the future?
     
  5. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

    Joined:
    29 Jan 2002
    Posts:
    12,092
    Likes Received:
    112
  6. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck really joined on Dec 24th 2004.

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    12,915
    Likes Received:
    10
    There's not supporting it (which is fair enough) and then there's deliberately sabotaging it.
    I'm assuming that an OS just needs to know how to run X86 rather than every single X86 CPU type. If not every OS would need updating every time a new version of an X86 CPU was released. To stop a specific X86 working, it sounds like a deliberate act to me.
     
  7. hexx

    hexx New Member

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    :) get a mac
     
  8. tank_rider

    tank_rider New Member

    Joined:
    3 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    1,090
    Likes Received:
    6
    I imagine it's the sort of thing that would be in the dev versions but taken out of the full releases.
     
  9. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    10,562
    Likes Received:
    225
    meh, good news all round, shall resume my master plan to install hackint0sh on my netbook.
     
  10. hexx

    hexx New Member

    Joined:
    9 Dec 2008
    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    good luck with it mate;) been hackint0shing for a while and been very very happy and then i got mbpro.
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page