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: I hope not
by henderson101 on Wed 7th Nov 2012 11:14 UTC in reply to "I hope not"
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In most measures, 7 years is long enough to migrate. It's not like it was a secret. Also, Snow Leopard and Leopard didn't just stop working, so if one needs a legacy app, just use the legacy OS. If you need a legacy OS, just install one. As an example - my late 2011 Lion shipped Mac Mini happily boots my "hacked"** version of Snow Leopard. SL isn't officially supported, but it works.

** Added a few drivers and changed a couple of plists. It wasn't hard and it runs like a champ.

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