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Mac OS X May Go Embedded? 129

Posted by Zonk
from the stranger-things-have-happened dept.
VE3OGG writes "Apple Insider is reporting that Apple may very well be developing an embedded version of OSX. The report details what they believe will be the next step in Apple's future, which is extending its consumer electronics division. The first child of such a marriage between OSX and consumer electronic may be the oft-rumoured, not-yet-materialized iPhone — which it also asserts may well be released next fiscal quarter. It seems to be their opinion that with both the desktop and the phone running operating systems with similar underpinnings, 'expansive opportunities' would emerge."
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Mac OS X May Go Embedded?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 23, 2006 @01:44AM (#17346282)
    "Apple Insider is reporting that Apple may very well be developing an embedded version of OSX"

    1-Faster booting.

    2-More immune from viruses.
  • How novel (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 23, 2006 @01:52AM (#17346314)
    So Apple is looking to extend the reach of its operating system, perhaps scaling it down a little so it can run on smaller consumer electronics like phones? Maybe it could figure out a way to incorporate as many features of the OS in the embedded system as possible, like giving it the power of being able to run various bits of software, making it compatible with various legacy packages in the regular OS. Heck, they could slap a nice color LCD screen on it and give it the ability to do almost everything, from viewing websites to playing MP3s.

    How progressive. It's a good think their competitors over in Redmond haven't thought of that, because if . . . oh wait. Never mind.
  • Re:iPhone? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 23, 2006 @03:55AM (#17346834)
    They should call it the Personal Information Exchananger.

    Apple PIE

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