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frostywd
08-07-2006, 01:46 PM
A little over a year ago I switched to a dual 2.7 G5 because of the promise of 64 bit processing after 12+ years of Windows. There were also a few threads about how we were getting the short end because Tiger was not a 'true' 64-bit system ..... finally, it looks like we are going to get it for both the power-pc and intel systems.

http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/64bit.html

With Newtek's UB announcement and Modo already there I can now look forward to 64-bit UB's from both companies - I hope!

- Frost

BazC
08-07-2006, 01:48 PM
Yup! Not till spring '07 though! :(

frostywd
08-07-2006, 01:59 PM
Well, that gives both companies time to get there 64-bit apps ready. I am planning on getting a Mac-Intel laptop this fall so I can finally ditch my PC laptop for the dual-boot Mac. Once everyone is UB doubt I'll ever own a windows pc again.

byte_fx
08-07-2006, 02:13 PM
A newer, more robust and flexible Bootcamp will be in Leopard.

Maybe allow installation of 64 bit Windows ?

byte_fx

gatz
08-07-2006, 03:47 PM
What interested me was the fact that 32 bit apps will still run. So it appears we won't have to commmit to 64 or 32 bit environment completely.

rg

Captain Obvious
08-07-2006, 04:53 PM
What interested me was the fact that 32 bit apps will still run. So it appears we won't have to commmit to 64 or 32 bit environment completely.
With 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as PPC and x86, most applications for Mac OS X will ship as four different binaries. Sure, it costs some hard drive space, but it's nice that we don't have to choose.

Gui Lo
08-09-2006, 06:01 AM
Captian Obvious,
I think the installer will detect which flavour of OS your machine has and just install that one version.

jahn
08-09-2006, 02:34 PM
i have 2 year old dual 1.8 g5 and it's still fast really.
i think i'll use it two more years which will make me experience 64bit in this computer.
great news with cocoa and carbon.

Captain Obvious
08-10-2006, 01:53 PM
Captian Obvious,
I think the installer will detect which flavour of OS your machine has and just install that one version.
Which installer? I was talking about third party apps. Most such things do not come with installers in Mac OS X. You just drag 'em to your hard drive and that's that. So you'll keep the universal/fat version. Which is good, I think, if you want to move the app to another computer!

Chilton
08-11-2006, 08:50 AM
64 bit? Leopoard? Plug-ins for the UB version? Geez, I have work to do.*

-Chilton

eblu
08-11-2006, 01:21 PM
64 bit? Leopoard? Plug-ins for the UB version? Geez, I have work to do.*

-Chilton

well, at least theres some job security.
Aren't you happy Apple is taking 3d seriously? first they get OpenGl 2 (for the most part) high end cards, then they jump right to dual 64 bit dual core Xeons for the desktops, with a completely 64 bit OS... as far as i can tell they answered every one of the major gripes 3-d programmers had with the platform.

so you have until... spring of next year till its all here (leopard being the 64 bit stick in the mud).

Scazzino
08-14-2006, 10:09 AM
With 32-bit and 64-bit, as well as PPC and x86, most applications for Mac OS X will ship as four different binaries. Sure, it costs some hard drive space, but it's nice that we don't have to choose.

Leopard should have quad universal binaries which contain everything needed to run on PPC or Intel as 32 or 64 bit, all in one file (or package)

Here's an article about Leopard's 64 bitness... compared to Vista...
64-bit Leopard knocks spots off Vista (http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=33666)

:thumbsup:

avkills
08-14-2006, 10:13 AM
I'm just waiting for the extra memory addressing.

-mark