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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : MacOS X Leopard to drop support to 800MHz machines and below
   posted by Raffaele on 26-Sep-2007 12:16:39 (3809 reads)
Seems that Apple will not make available MacOS X Leopard to machines with 800 MHz and below.

"It run too slow on 800 MHz PPC Macintoshes!"

News came from OS-News site.

This will exclude a very big quantity of PowerPC Macintosh still in use up today.

Sure it is a hope that Moana will be available soon, because all these Macs are about to sold as second hand.

Due to the fact that these machines will be no more suitable for future MacOS versions then they will be surely undersold by their actual owners and became very affordable.

With all these Macs hitting the market at very low cost and Moana available, then the amount of Amiga users could increase dramatically.

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Re: MacOS X Leopard to drop support to 800MHz machines and
Posted on 28-Sep-2007 10:05:18
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Jobs can be a mad fanatic, but it is not a liar and thief like Gates.

Really? Here's a bit of history from the time when Jobs' and Jay Miner's lives intersected (


Squeezed in arcades by larger pinball companies, Atari begins development of pinball machines.
Atari buys Grass Valley, a local think-tank, and incorporates it into the Research & Development staff.
In response to Fairchild's Channel F programmable home video-game console, Atari develops "Stella," a prototype console that accepts cartridges. Joe Decure, Ron Milner, and Steve Meyer are the creators, under the supervision of Jay Miner.
Nolan Bushnell hires Steve Jobs to create Breakout. Jobs joins with Steve Wozniak and design the game in five days. Bushnell pays Jobs $5,000; Jobs pays $350 to Wozniak, and takes sole credit for Breakout.

Some more details are on wikipedia:

Breakout, a discrete logic (non-microprocessor) game, was conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, after the latter had "rejoined" Atari after the merge of Atari subsidiary Kee Games.

They had an idea to turn Pong into a single player game, where the player would use a ball to deplete a wall of bricks without missing the ball on its rebound. Bushnell was certain the game would be popular, and the two partnered to produce a concept. Al Alcorn was assigned as the project manager, and began development with Cyan Engineering in 1975. The same year, Alcorn assigned Steve Jobs to design a prototype. Jobs was offered $750 USD, with an extra $100 each time a chip was eliminated from the prospected design. Jobs promised to complete a prototype within four days.

Jobs noticed his friend Steve Wozniak—employee of Hewlett-Packard—was capable of producing designs with a small amount of chips, and invited him to work on the hardware design with the prospect of splitting the $750 wage. Wozniak had no sketches and instead interpreted the game from its description. To save parts, he had "tricky little designs" difficult to understand for most engineers. Near the end of development, Wozniak considered moving the high score to the screen's top, but Jobs claimed Bushnell wanted it at the bottom; Wozniak unaware of any truth to his claims. The original deadline was met, and 50 chips were removed from Jobs' original design. This equated to a $5000 USD bonus, which Jobs kept secret from Wozniak, instead only paying him $375.

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Re: MacOS X Leopard to drop support to 800MHz machines and
Posted on 1-Oct-2007 2:19:52
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Do people put a new engine in their car every time an improved one is developed?
Or do they just keep driving(with repair) the old one until getting a new(er) one with the improvements?

Why not simply continue to use the OS that works,the programs you were using that worked and so on?
I doubt very many users become truly proficient with what they already while they worry about upgrading.

I really wish the webmasters would allow older browsers to display a simplified version---putting on flameproof suit----I haven't really seen much to gain from Netscape 3 to the last Netscape(which version 8? I hate.)Only reason I "upgrade" was ibeing locked out of some news-sites .

And it is funny to see the Amigans-users of 15 year old machines and at best 5 year old OS worry about non-Amiga upgrading!?

As for old Macs, I just added another Blue and White 300mHz G3 10.1.5 to the herd. Cost me $30 U.S. Former owner did remove odd/bundled programs as way of removing private info /picture but left the OS. Some aliases have interesting titles but files trashed.. People leave the most private and questionable stuff.I know of a college professor who basically just unplugged his computer and took it to a flea market.

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