Saturday, July 23, 2005

MacOS X for x86

Bad news for most of us: we'll need a SSE3 powered CPU to start the GUI. I arrived at this conclusion after disassembling the code being executed when I get those Illegal instruction messages when trying to run graphical stuff like WindowServer -daemon, open and so on. The instruction being executed when the exception happens is fisttpll, a PNI (Prescott New Instructions) one

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