Bits and Pieces

Monday, June 13, 2005  

Guy enacts apple ad's silhouetted dancing images. The dance, drop ipod, pick and dance again routine was funny.

Manoj passed me this link, last monday, when the apple-intel partnership was officially announced during WWDC. It was a live update during Steve Jobs' presentation. A very late post, but I felt like putting it up here especially after catching up with the keynote video over the weekend. As always, entertaining.

Simpsons movie, in preproduction.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (3)


WSJ was talking about it as a rumor even before it was formally announced last week. I am not sure if this is a good thing for Apple or not. I would like to wait and see how this turns out. Maybe more apps ?. Maybe major transition issues and loss of base?.

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 7:13 AM 

Looks like Steve Jobs has been planning this transition ever since he came back from NeXT (which works on all platforms). It was impressive to see a working version on Intel and also their Rosetta.
I was talking to my CTO (who was technical lead for the power mac project when apple transitioned from motorola to power pc) about this transition and he told me how the powerPC architecture is very different from IA (the big endian/little endian thingy is just one tiny headache). Its amazing that Steve pulled this off... well almost. we will know in a year how good the new Intel-based Macs are.

By Anonymous manoj, at 9:26 AM 

As far as OS is concerned, Apple seems to be really well-prepared (claim that every OS10+ version is Intel-compiled and this has been happening for the last 5 years). If at all bottlenecks should appear, apps should be the reason. And if it's as simple as the keynote video made it seem (Mathematica example: where the entire source code was made intel-specific in less than 5 days, using Rosetta), the transition shouldnt be all too difficult right? Either that or the presentation was too good.

Manoj, learnt after your mention of the endian problem that powerpc is bi-endian. Will that not make the transition easier (atleast to that detail)?

By Blogger pradeep, at 1:07 PM 

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