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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by dvhh on Tue 6th Nov 2012 05:03 UTC
dvhh
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I would gladly welcome the change of architecture if it allows me to develop on it and not as locked as Windows RT (I don't think windows RT would allow to develop directly on it).
As unfortunate as it sound, Apple is the market driver, so Having one viable ARM Laptop computer would be the signal for other makers to be more serious about building an ARM laptop and pushing toward an ARM ISA standard.

I have high hope for linux on ARM, but right now there is little effort toward it as dev effort is divided among devices.

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