Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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Good article
by emagius on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:03 UTC

As a fledgling computer engineer (computer systems and architecture), I enjoyed reading this article, despite the oddly colloquial writing style. Likewise, even though it's not directly OS-related, such an article is representative of what I'd like to see more often at OSnews instead of the non-informative, highly opinionated, unresearched drivel we unfortunately seem to get so much of. Kudos!