apple moving to x86
flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org
Tue Jun 7 19:41:34 GMT 2005
On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 12:53:03 -0500
David Kelly <dkelly at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> > That's their plan. It was in the business section of my morning paper
> > today.
> No, that is NOT Apple's plan. Apple's plan is to use Intel CPUs. It has
> nothing to do with "make the mac x86 compliant" or to use commodity PC
OTOH, it seems their x86-based Macs won't use Openfirmware either,
which I've always loved.
> I think Apple will cause the PC market to clean up their act. To make
> hardware that actually does what it says it will do. Something Microsoft
> either never understood or lacked the guts to enforce.
How so? Apple is a niche market. I find their switch to x86 pretty
depressing actually, although I understand their reasons. I doubt the
move to a p4 space heater will make a dent on Microsoft's desktop
domination. And I wonder if this announcement will cause the 'Osborne
effect' and make people delay their purchases. Well, there's still Sun
and IBM, albeit not nearly as affordable, for those who want something
<yoda>The boy you trained, gone he is. Twisted by the Dark Side, young
Jobs has become.</yoda>
Miguel Mendez <flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org>
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