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comment Can you run ONLY Windows on a Mac?
@Bob EFI Byte Code existed in EFI 1.10, and in fact that was the very version it was introduced (p. 1-2, EFI Specification v1.10). Microsoft still supports BIOS firmware booting, and that's much older and dissimilar than EFI 1.10 is to UEFI 2.0. x86 EFI also runs fine on x86-64 (x64 is a Microsoft-originated label) as a 32-bit firmware, although Apple now uses a modified 64-bit EFI 1.10 with UEFI 2.0 functions and extensions. I would give the legacy-dropping argument more credence if Microsoft stopped supporting BIOS booting.
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comment Can you run ONLY Windows on a Mac?
@Reimius I come from a MS-DOS/VMX/Windows/Linux/embedded systems background, and I generally try to refer to products/naming in the context of what I'm working with or the discussion. The word "Mac", as referring to Apple computer hardware, is NOT an acronym and shouldn't be capitalized either. I usually see it capitalized by people with an anti-Apple bias. MAC should only be capitilized when referring either to the cosmetics company or as an acronym for the Media Access Control address for a network interface.
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comment Can you run ONLY Windows on a Mac?
@Reimius Apple's EFI 1.10 firmware was shipping on their computers before Microsoft even had an EFI boot loader for x86 architecture processors. Microsoft did develop an EFI 1.10 boot loader for their Itanium editions of Windows, yet Microsoft made their x86 EFI loader only support UEFI 2.0 firmwares which ignored EFI hardware already being sold. However, it's also true that Apple does not seem interested in updating their firmware to UEFI 2.0.
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comment Create a private network inside my Windows 7 machine
What version of Virtual PC? The networking options differ depending on what version used. Are you using the latest?
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comment Core 2 duo memory - cache “transfer unit size”
Also 256 / 8 = 32, so if the cache line was 64-bytes wide, then the multiple would be 0.5.
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comment Core 2 duo memory - cache “transfer unit size”
The part of the documentation I got the width from is: "256 bit internal data path to improve bandwidth from L2 to first-level data cache". It seems to me that this IS talking about the bus width, not the cache line size, which I know may differ.
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answered Core 2 duo memory - cache “transfer unit size”