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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zima
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Granted, such mildly annoying outlooks on things go all ways.

But you know, there's probably something about fans of formerly-barely-surviving-and-a-bad-deal-for-a-decade-but-most-valued- company-now Apple, those of them who live in places where Apple always had marginal market share, hardly any presence - they were and/or got really crazy defensive ...or at least, stand out more. Which in turn makes it easier to point at them as "brainwashed" and maintain that perception.

I mean, I have an iPod (getting one here was fairly unusual; I got it largely for ~technical reasons, believe it or not: it was, back then, the most decent and least expensive option supporting Last.fm scrobbling), and I sort of recommended Apple products for quite a while - but for the last ~2 years I really don't, because I don't want to be associated with that sub-group of fans.

There's this Atari-logo guy here, kovacm - looking at his name, he's probably from Czech Republic (so, one of places with historically marginal Apple presence); IIRC, you suggested once that his posts might be largely the result of EN as a 2nd language - but EN is also non-native for you and me. With him it goes further than that... look at his response to my post about Project Star Trek in http://www.osnews.com/comments/26322 - plus, generally, a bit juvenile way of talking, with the "LOL, !!!, and smiley overload"


And uhm, well, I don't reply right now just before the deadline, for example :p (hm, and WRT Facebook - I guess I would have to start really using it; right now, I average maybe one visit per month - so much so that I see ads on random websites to join FB - and maybe I don't want to change that)

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