Tuesday, May 17

Mac vs. PC

The latest gaffe from Microsoft surely can't inspire much confidence. It seems that the software giant is gearing up for the launch of its newest game console, X-Box 360. But in order to show the golly-gee-wiz graphics of their new games, programmers are having to resort to using Macs rather than Windows machines!

This past week Microsoft execs sheepishly confirmed that the nifty clips of video games they've been showing at trade shows and developers conferences have actually been running on Apple computers. "We purchased a number of Apple G5's because very specific hardware components of the G5 allow developers to emulate some of the technology behind future X-Box products and services," a Microsoft publicist said in the statement. "This is an interim development tool that will be replaced with a more powerful and comprehensive solution later."

Hmmm. Very interesting. So, what they're saying is that Microsoft will start using Windows as soon as their operating system can begin to do what a Mac G5 running OS X already does? Yikes!

1 comment:

Josh G. said...

Sony's Playstation 3 was also demoed for the first time yesterday, and lo, it is running a 3.2 gigahertz PowerPC processor as well! No word on whether they used Apple's G5s for their in-house development...