Re: Since OSX will be moving to Intels...
- From: Timberwoof <timberwoof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 08:00:32 GMT
In article <1129590138_10817@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Daniel Davis" <shademask@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> " I am curious what the cpu type has to do with hibernate? Surely such a
> function is software bound? I mean, all it takes for it to function is for
> RAM to be written to disk at shutdown and if a RAM file exists, load it at
> startup. Right? It's not like Windows has this feature because it runs on
> x86, right?"
> Strangely enough, it's not a software feature, it's a hardware one, a
> feature enabled on certain motherboards, to be exact. The reason why I
> surmised that Apple's switch to the Intel platform might give them this
> feature is because of the necessity of the redesigned motherboard that would
> go along with it, not to mention all those who might buy the OS and use it
> on a non-Apple designed PC that ordinarily supports hibernate.
Your answer only shows that on Intel motherboards it's implemented in hardware.
However, Windows the OS has support for that.
You haven't explained in any sort of detail how it works or why it would not
work on Mac hardware, should someone choose to implement it.
Timberwoof <me at timberwoof dot com> http://www.timberwoof.com
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