Senin, 31 Oktober 2011

Does the Macintosh Have a Split Personality?



In the early days of personal computers, Macintosh, with its revolutionary point-and-click, desktop metaphor and graphical user interface (GUI) is marketed as an easy-to-use alternative to the blinking cursor on the PC Command Line Interface (CLI). Due to the lack of programs (and programmers), the Mac is considered underpowered, overpriced and, frankly, a lot less macho than beige boxes that, in short order, he fell under the influence of two major chipmakers Intel and AMD.

for its first 20-odd years in business, Apple uses Motorola chipset (68,000 families) who had some advantages to the less-than-awesome raw power. Motorola chips are optimized for color, sound and graphics, the Mac computer of choice for musicians, artists, designers and publishers. Desktop publishing can trace its origins to the pairing with the first Macintosh LaserWriter in 1985, a core set of Mac creative applications (Word, PageMaker, Freehand, Digital Darkroom, and, in 1990, Photoshop) join Mac to hold the art and marketing, and accountants and administrators stuck to his soon-to-be-Windows-powered computers.

Apple Intel joins the

In those heady, exciting and incredibly confusing early days of home computing boom, Mac owners (who has yet to crack the 10% or so of computer users in total) were by far the most brand loyal, competitive, and a cult of all. Guided by a journalist who became a trader Guy Kawasaki, they are not only pro-Mac, and thus pro-Motorola and Mac support peripherals vendors, they are also often virulently against the computer. For Mac owners, this meant that the anti-Intel, Microsoft and anti-anti-generic-nothing sells like that can reasonably be computing platforms, which, despite its lack of raw power, the best built, most reliable, most stylish and best designed.

In January 2006, hell freezes over, pigs flew and Apple announced a new version of the iMac with Intel Core Duo CPU. Well, actually last happened, and it changed the landscape of PC world forever. Although Apple has promised to end its use Boot Camp soon, allowing users to boot into Mac or Windows, hackers and hot-rodders wasted no time and began to experiment immediately. Boot Camp Beta, only the version for OS X 10.4, debuted in April 2006 and expired on the last day of 2007, as the feature was then folded into the new Leopard (10.5) version of OS X. Mac OS went to 10.6, Snow Leopard, in August 2009.

Every Windows machine model potential

Although Motorola's PowerPC chips has gotten to yet powerful G5, it was a G4 chip that will continue to be used in some models after the Intel Core Duo (formerly Core 2 Duo, then Xeon Quad-Core chips, now i5s and others) made ​​their way into progressively empowered proizvoda.Mac mini line was the last model uses a G4, and now is equipped with an Intel CPU and the rest of the Macintosh. In fact, the last Mac OS does not run on PowerPC Macs. They are now goners, as far as going into the future with them.

After Intel CPU means that every Mac model is capable of running Windows, and it does not mean you have to choose one or the other to boot, as it did in Boot Camp only universe. Yes, you can boot into Windows now, and the various flavors of Linux from Red Hat to Ubuntu, but you can also use what is called "virtualization engine" to create an environment in which you can run Windows and / or Linux when you boot normally into OS X

and Linux makes three

Parallels Desktop, Parallels Server, VMware Fusion and CrossOver CodeWeaver 8 are all applications that make Windows and / or Windows applications in Mac operating environment. Instead of running one OS or another, you can run one, two or three at the same time, adjust the access to their specific needs. Linux packages, as mentioned Red Hat and Ubuntu, are at home right from the Mac OS is built on top of Mach Berkeley Unix OS, and Windows is welcomed in familiar territory Intel CPU.

Although a smiley face Mac OS got a heave-ho in the first major revision of OS X 10.2 Jaguar, hardworking attitude and happiness lives. This is what you could get all three of these operating systems, all important and useful in their own unique way, to play nicely on a piece of hardware and cooperate with each other to get through their work (and play). Now you can choose whatever tool gets the job done, regardless of the OS which is, as Mac, thank God, really does not have split personalities. That's what makes it so great!

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