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Why would Linux be a Chinese OS? How would it matter to the Chinese consumers what CPU they're using...?

china uses domestic protectionist policys, to get the outcome they want. If they want to have a loongson cpu monopoly, IE all cpu's must use loongson design, then thats how it will be. China is not a free market economy in reality.
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Guys please think ,America apple wise covered.china ?not covered !why because the official standard isn't out yet.but apple knows 1 thing, Linux is chinese os,right there almost all corp on the planet are in a bind .this include apple.will apple just let china market potential 450 million customer with a total pool of 1300 million go?if I was apple ?I would adopt whatever china will adopt.and they probably will.it would mean a third system is ?so?apple will keep the rest as it is, but will need a Chinese loongon Linux .... Hell I bet apple already have a 22 nm loongson Linux system at their disposal.china showed a 65 nm version but apple can have this built ,who would say no to apple with the amount they buy.1000 is minimum,so?its apple we talk about here.and a 1300 million market.they are keeping a close watch on Chinese decision ,and probably already have a version of all choice china are looking into

Why would Linux be a Chinese OS? How would it matter to the Chinese consumers what CPU they're using...?

He means the custom version of Linux that China uses as it's national OS.
    
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Apple will have a hard time doing that. If the average consumer doesn't here i5 or i7 anymore, they will think it's crap. But it does make sense changing to APUs because I always thought it was kind of rediculous using an intel cpu and a mobile graphicscard in an imac. Knowing Apple they would not lower the prices for an imac even though they would be saving millions using APUs. smile.gif
Eww no! The high end iMac is quite the power house when it comes to graphics, for an all-in-one, I'd hate to see them go and use some underpowered GPU. It's currently using the 6970M, and next up is the 7970M. I don't want anything less than that.
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Eww no! The high end iMac is quite the power house when it comes to graphics, for an all-in-one, I'd hate to see them go and use some underpowered GPU. It's currently using the 6970M, and next up is the 7970M. I don't want anything less than that.

guessing here, i think they will put a 680M in the top of the line iMac, since they transitioned to nvidia this gen. weird stuff tho man, they cant seem to stay at a single manufacturer
 
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guessing here, i think they will put a 680M in the top of the line iMac, since they transitioned to nvidia this gen. weird stuff tho man, they cant seem to stay at a single manufacturer
Apple's biggest value judgement here is going to be performance/watt, because they love form factors that suck for heat dissipation.
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Apple's biggest value judgement here is going to be performance/watt, because they love form factors that suck for heat dissipation.

the cpus they use in iMacs are cooler than your i7 wink.gif
 
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the cpus they use in iMacs are cooler than your i7 wink.gif

Nope.

i7 and i5 iMacs idle in the 50-60s and can easily hit 80+ under load. Tranquil is absolutely correct, the iMac enclosures suck.

← Has been burned by a couple of Macs before.
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Nope.
i7 and i5 iMacs idle in the 50-60s and can easily hit 80+ under load. Tranquil is absolutely correct, the iMac enclosures suck.
← Has been burned by a couple of Macs before.

<--- will probably burn one mac, 60C at idle is unacceptable. also, its not imacs only, my mbp sucks too. HD3000 and an i5, in minecraft, 90C? sounds impossible right? but it isnt frown.gif
 
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The old Core2Duo MacBook Pro that I had a few years ago would hit 86C during Adobe Media Encoder sessions. I've never touched any Apple unibody that didn't run scorching hot.
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"...And in other news, apple releases an official statement and admits that there are flaws with the new line of (non-intel) imacs...."
First they removed google maps from their iDevices and now this. Taking everything into own hands is a good startegy to maximize profits but not eerything is meant to be controlled. Sometimes, it's good to leave it to the people at intel who had been working on chips for decade and the people at google who can do much better job with the maps than apple ever will.
    
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