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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MOS6510
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Kovacm is cool and his English isn't very good, but far from bad. I judge my English to be mediocre, but acceptable and readable for most people (I hope). If one's English isn't very good and people don't one's opinion or person they tend to be far more hostile. Kovacm just doesn't have your level of English, like I'm sure a lot of people don't and even more don't speak it at all.

I don't mind deciphering what people write.

If you don't like Apple/Steve you tend not to like people who either do like them or don't feel the same way as you do.

Very often we've had these anti-Apple folks vs a few pro-Apple characters. Now I might be a bit biased, but the pro-Apple ones are less aggressive, don't tend to swear, offer motivated arguments and are often right.

The anti-Apple crowd feature a number of people who produce these one-liners, like "that's it, I'm never going to buy Apple" or "Steve must rot in hell". If we disregard them what leaves us is a number of people who are mostly against Apple because they prefer something else, making them sounds a bit jealous of Apple success.

I can understand your feeling of not wanting to be associated with a certain group. Personally I had the same thing when I was a full-time Linux user. Back then it was really bad. They made claims about Windows/Microsoft that was far beyond wrong and claims regarding Linux that were very optimistic at best.

We all know the year of the Linux desktop for example. Every tiny tweak or event would cause Linux desktop world domination. Every smart open source product was attributed to "Linux", but when bugs or problems were mentioned Linux turned in to "just a kernel" and something else was to blame. This made it easy for me to switch to the Mac.

I think I was a Linux user from 1998 to 2005 en from 2005 to now an Apple user, so both 7 years. I think there's a Biblical quote regarding this.

Before 1998 I was an Amiga user who started using Windows more and more.

I'd rate Commodore and Apple users to be the most pleasant people to be around.

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