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  • Apple Releases M1-Powered Apple Silicon Macs, macOS Big Sur Releasing This Week

    Phoronix: Apple Releases M1-Powered Apple Silicon Macs, macOS Big Sur Releasing This Week

    As was widely expected for today's Apple event, the Cupertino company just announced their first three Macs powered by Apple Silicon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ilicon-M1-Macs

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    It should actually be called Apple Releases Absolute Vendor Lock-In Chip with Apple Silicon Macs.

    Apple has a long history of doing anti-consumer vendor lock-in practices, but this is their absolute pinnacle. Making a laptop that is perennially locked to running macOS, which is in fact, a locked-in operating system that is unable to even adhere to current standards like Vulkan and OpenGL 4.6 (or OpenCL!).
    With these devices, freedom goes away, as we permanently lose the ability to install Linux (or even Windows!).

    I am not going to buy any Apple Silicon products, and I hope you do the same.
    Last edited by tildearrow; 10 November 2020, 03:15 PM.

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    • #3
      Wipe out that candy-coated crap Apple installs on it and see how it does with the ARM builds of Arch!

      Oh wait....

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      • #4
        Ugh, Apple, no thanks.

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        • #5
          Wow, the M1 must be dismally slow. Apple couldn't even do minimal comparisons with existing CPUs, and instead actually touted its "performance per watt", which of course means nothing.

          But for the most part Apple has a cult like following, where absolute metrics are unimportant or not understood. So I have no doubt they'll pay three or four times as much money for three or four times less power. And hey, nobody's twisting their arm so if they want to continue that tradition they're certainly free to do so.

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          • #6
            intel atom macbook performance

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            • #7
              In ~5 years Apple is going to turn around and say its silicon was unsuccessful because everyone *needs* Intel in this "modern" day and age.

              In fact this is not true. People don't need Intel but they also need their architecture to not be a locked down piece of shite. Unfortunately the guys making the products wont understand this and we will have another 20 years of Intel-only crap.

              We saw this a little bit with Windows RT and dumb stuff like this is the reason our industry is stagnating a fair chunk. So many people blame ARM chips for the reason for not being able to run their software, when in actual fact compiling for an ARM target is trivial and it is the artificial restrictions added by Microsoft which effectively castrated their own users.

              Apple is basically boring and is getting in the way of "modern" computing.

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              • #8
                iOS developers need macos, so they have to buy MacBooks.

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                • #9
                  I hope they are faster then the development platforms they have sent out, those were stupidly slow.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
                    In ~5 years Apple is going to turn around and say its silicon was unsuccessful because everyone *needs* Intel in this "modern" day and age.
                    They didn't do it for everyone, they did it for apple.

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