Status of 6.0 for production systems

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Tue Nov 15 06:56:43 GMT 2005

On Nov 14, 2005, at 9:23 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

>> A lot of people wondered how Steve Jobs could dare change over to  
>> Intel
>> chips.
>> In Steve Jobs keynote speech announcing the big move Intel chips was
>> just about entirely stated as because of the 'performance per watt
>> ratio' of Intel CPUs. Check out the picture of the key note speech  
>> and
>> look at the bottom of the picture with Intel and IBM's PowerPC
>> processor.
>> perfperwatt.jpg
> This is a bunch of whitewashing as anyone in the tech industry knows.

Wrong.  WHat jobs said was exactly correct

> Jobs changed over to Intel for two reasons.  First, because Intel gave
> him a better price on the CPU's.

This is also a consideration.  Price always is/

However, the main reason was that the performance they needed at the  
wattage they needed (for laptops) was not on the horizon for PPC.   
The G5 can compete against the Intel desktop offerings but there was  
not a laptop G5 coming any time soon [because of energy dissipation)  
and the G4 for laptops was not cutting it.

> Second because doing this instantly
> obsoletes the older power PC macs thus pushing all the Mac users to
> fork over money for new software and hardware.

Wrong.  Conspiracy-Ted at it again.


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