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Old 03-01-04, 11:54 PM   #24
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Originally posted by shupienis
Thank you. I stand corrected.



Now that is really interesting, and pertinent to my own selfish little corner of the universe, because -- as I understand it -- the FreeBSD AMD64 kernel is also a Mach-based kernel. (How fitting that I sing weekly (weakly?) across the street from the CMU Software Engineering Institute here in Pittsburgh!)

This discussion is getting interesting, now!

... // Joe
Apple took the Mach arch and created something that is basically a 64 bit kernel with 32 bit drivers and a layer to interpret external syscalls from 32-64...

A PPC native 64 kernel COULD be extremely fast on a G5, in time we will see that happen though, Apple are doing what MS did with win95 16-32...
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