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Should Apple switch Mac OS X from Mach to Linux kernel?

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In many ways, OS X is what Linux would be with a great GUI. Likewise, Linux is in some ways what OS X could be. For all its strengths, OS X does allow tasks to so dominate the OS that everything else stops while the beach ball spins.

Feeling secure

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Here's an interesting (read: funny) account of why one user prefers Mac to Linux or Windows, stating, “Macs are for babies. PCs and Linux are hardcore.”

First Look: Firefox 1.5

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I admit it—I’m a Firefox fan. It’s not my only browser, but it probably gets used about 75 percent of the time for my browsing. So what’s new in version 1.5, and why might Mac users want to take a look at it?

Microsoft's Windows Vista Beta 1 vs. Apple's Mac OS X Tiger

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After years and years of waiting, we finally have a reasonably stable Windows Vista beta build to work with. OK, let's see how Mac OS X Tiger and Windows Vista Beta 1 stack up.

When a Linux user buys Apple's Mac mini

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Myself, I use the Mac as a GUI, and Linux for everything else. I am writing this with a Linux vim editor, in a MacOS terminal window, and I'll use Linux script to secure-copy the file over to my provider's Linux web server. I can live with that, and I encourage people to give Apple a try!

How to Build an Intel Mac

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So if OS X will already run on the Intel platform, and all Intel-compatible stuff is more or less interchangeable, doesn't that mean you could get an early build of it running right now on a PC?

Apple Mac OS X on x86: a first test

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Steve Jobs might not approve, but Apple's latest operating system can be installed on any x86 hardware. How well does it function? Read our preliminary labs test to find out.

Linux vs. Macintosh

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The fact is that Linux is the perfect answer to proprietary software like Apple. I strongly believe that Linux has shown us a path to achieve that goal of bridging the digital divide. Apple could learn a few things from this.

Sending Windows back to Hell

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Last week I became so fed up with Microsoft, Windows and the ridiculous cost of SQL server that I went out and bought a 12-inch Powerbook. This leaves me using no Windows machines, not even my dual-boot Thinkpad.

A day at the fair is enlightening

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I told fairgoers who are ready to buy a new computer to switch to an Apple Macintosh. Apple's computers are based on Unix, a safer operating system than Windows, and they are unaffected by Windows viruses, spyware and zombieware.

Apple OS X runs just fine on AMD CPUs

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First, this is not the VMWare hack, it was installed on the notebook, so presumably the source has access to a legit copy of the OS. Next, it supposedly installed without a hitch, and everything down to the wireless card worked like a charm. Lastly, it was an AMD64 model, from the look of it, and it is most likely this one.

What's in Steve Jobs' pocket?

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Apple Computer plans a major announcement next week in San Francisco, sparking speculation that the company that revolutionized digital music will unveil a video-playing iPod or an iTunes mobile phone.

Freescale to supply Apple with PowerPC to '08

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This week's agreement with Freescale could be taken as a sign that the transition to Intel chips may take longer than expected.

Apple OS X update breaks 64-bit applications

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An update that Apple released earlier this week has broken support for 64-bit applications in its OS X operating system.

Hackers bring OS X Intel to PCs - video

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Hackers have managed to crack Mac OS X for Intel to make it work on non-approved PC hardware. Macbidouille has even published a video clip showing the exploit.

Install Mac OSx on Intel... NOW?

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there is a tarred image of MacOSX which can be installed on INTEL PC right now ...

Apple Introduces Mighty Mouse

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Apple(R) today introduced Mighty Mouse, its next generation mouse with several innovative new features that make using a Mac(R) even more powerful and easy.

400,000 Windows users switch to Mac

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Needham & Co. estimates that the "iPod halo" may have attracted up to 400,000 Windows users to the Mac so far this year.

A Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad Macworld

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Here at Macworld Boston -- the annual gathering of the East Coast Mac fans -- not only were Apple and its CEO missing; so, too, were the bustling crowds of shows past.

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.2

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Apple today released a new update for its Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4.2, with new features and security updates. Here's a look at all the improvements:

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