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Monday, June 6, 2005


My PC was acting kind of flakey yesterday, so I reinstalled HDD Health. Once I got HDDH running again, it immediately starting throwing HDD overheat messages. I discovered that my PC case was running at about 130° or so. I'm going out tonight to get a couple of case fans, since I've obviously got an airflow issue here. System monitoring software. Get some, and use it. You linux people: enjoy the fact that this stuff comes built-in in some distros.

A.T. Hun comments: Yeah, except lm_sensors doesn't like my motherboard chipset. At least the NVIDIA drivers report my GPU temperature and ambient. Of course I've got so many fans in my box that it sounds like a 747 taking off when the case is open.

Apple Confirms Intel Switch

According to an official press release, Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006. This confirms the speculation from my Friday post.

At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple® announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh® computers using Intel® microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS® X Tiger, running on an Intel- based Mac® to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address. Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition Kit, consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview versions of Apple's software, which will allow developers to prepare versions of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

My take: this makes for a cheaper processor source for Apple, with a much larger base of mainstream software tools. Game developers will now only have to implement to one math vector environment. What would be really cool is if this would eventually mean Apple would sell a version of OS/X for PC-class hardware. I doubt that will ever happen.

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