Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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RE: It would be nice...
by darknexus on Tue 6th Nov 2012 04:10 UTC in reply to "It would be nice..."
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BTW I think that the PRO line must stay with intel. ARM doesn't have enough power to virtualize Windows for example.

And how would you virtualize Windows on ARM in the first place, unless Windows comes out with a consumer-purchasable ARM version? You couldn't virtualize X86 Windows on ARM, you would have to outright emulate the X86 architecture. This would be extremely slow no matter how you slice it; anyone remember Virtual PC for PPC Macs?

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