Tuesday, June 11, 2002, 11:30:41 AM, Laurent wrote:
>> Exactly - just read their policy about supporting the "old" ATI
>> chipset in OS X. The installed base of that chip in powerbooks alone
>> (I'm one of them) is huge. And they just dropped it. So any video in
>> OS X sucks ass on that chip.
>> But hey, isn't this really NEW mac "incredibly cool?"
> Check <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=122010>. Here is an
> "Application Improvements:
> - Increased stability of Mail and Sherlock.
> - Emails are properly retained when rebuilding the Draft mailbox.
> - Support for 2D and QuickTime hardware acceleration for Rage Pro.
> So, apparently, Apple hasn't given up yet on the old chipset...
That's just the Rage Pro - LT not included (wall street, lombard). Go
here to see what they say:
WHat's interseting is that the verbiage which now reads further dev
will be "investigated" used to read as follows:
"Use the latest version of Mac OS X for best overall performance and
feature set. Further Mac OS X support for the graphic accelerator
chipsets listed above is not planned."
These include the ATI RAGE II+, ATI RAGE IIc, ATI RAGE Pro, ATI RAGE
Pro Turbo, ATI RAGE LT Pro and ATI RAGE Mobility. You can actually
read the information about this here:
The point is that they dumped on 4-6 million users by not enabling
hardware acceleration under X - and then changed their tune only when
a lot of noise was made. It's not the first time Apple has abandoned
Point is, business is business, and if you start attaching some kind
of higher goal to a major corporation, you will be dissapointed.
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