View Full Version : What is OS = PPC?
08-11-2004, 09:03 PM
I don't check the OS stats often, but lately I've been seeing more entries for an OS identified as "PPC"?
Is that just another way of identifying MacOS (where PPC would be Power PC)? If so, are all OS-X machines identified as PPC or is there some kind of distinction going on here?
08-13-2004, 02:52 AM
I think "Mac OS" and "Mac OS X" would be clearer.
Mac users probably recognize what "PPC" means, but it wasn't obvious to me, and I suspect that others would be quite baffled by it.
08-13-2004, 08:34 AM
I have a Pocket PC (actualy an asus mypal 620BT)
this is called a PPC
pocket refers to size of cloth pocket
08-15-2004, 06:43 PM
Since there aren't any rules for acronyms, "PPC" could be just about anything (http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&q=PPC).
When used, as it is here, in relation to Macs, the letters stand for "PowerPC", which is the name of the IBM chip that Apple has used for a few generations of Macintosh machines.
Linux has been ported (http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/power/) to run on some PowerPC architectures so that might be why you'd see the initials in a Linux context.
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