Re: Linux Dealt a DEATH BLOW by Apple !!!!!!!
Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2005 19:36:54 -0600
Unruh <email@example.com> wrote:
> The instruction set for ppc and for intel are different. This means that
> binaries compiled for ppc cannot run on intel. Now one could put in an
> interpreter between the program and the hardware. But since there is not a
> one to one relationship between the instruction sets, it is slow. -- at
> least two or three instructions for every instruction, if not a lot more.
yes, but has a translation called Rosetta that solves most of this
problem. Most older PPC based binaries will work unaltered.
watch the keynote and it will make sense to you.
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