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Using commodity chips inside your own hardware is totally different to making it run on any commodity hardware. You still need MAC drivers for hardware even though its running under x86. The big advantage of the x86 is being able to run Windows without emualtion (with Parallels you can run Windows inside Windows) and faster MAC laptops (although mine does get a bit hot).

Apples success is in persauding that their machine is a better proposition to a lot of customers than a Standard PC, and managing to maintain a perception as 'cool' and 'better'.

Its also what Castle have done by using generic video csrds, etc whle Microdigital tried to do much more inhouse. Indeed, Iyonix is pretty much commodity hardware....

 is a RISC OS Usermarkee174 on 27/08/06 7:27PM
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