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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This can't be done!
by jefro on Wed 9th Jul 2003 20:44 UTC

The PPC platform is so far different that this is a useless discussion. Some think of the PPC as only a Mac but IBM has been selling top of the line professional mission critical machines based on the PPC platform for many years. Even industrial machines are running PPC every day. This is a no contest. PPC can be one of the best computers for any task if so designed to do so. The x86 can never be designed for a mission critical task. It started as a toy and should remain that way. It has very basic design flaws.