[rescue] your next Solaris machine ??? (Sol/x86 booting on iMac)

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Sat Apr 15 22:20:00 CDT 2006

Fri, 14 Apr 2006 @ 12:49 -0400, nate at portents.com said:

> > The PPC apologists are never going to admit the truth: PPC is
> > effectively dead as anything other than an embedded platform (and IBM
> > proprietary stuff is just as much embedded as anything else).
> Well, it all depends on whether you see the glass half empty, or half full
> I guess.
> Half empty workstation view:
> x86/x64 - not a workstation

Why isn't it a workstation?

> Itanium - hanging in there

I don't see this personally. Seems it is in a few places where a committment
was made, but is otherwise rather obscure.

> PowerPC - will have the largest installed base of any RISC processor soon
> Alpha - being phased out


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