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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by jefro on Thu 10th Jul 2003 02:29 UTC

Those x86's were a very special run of a few thousand and the simple computer was not a mission critical computer nor was it an IBM compatable design. I worked at IBM when they did that just for the fact that they could say they used those. You will never see one of those processors on the market. Every one was tested until only a few working ones were left.