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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Now if only PPC 970 was an open platform
by Piers on Thu 10th Jul 2003 05:21 UTC

I am wondering, would IBM ever consider making their new chips the beguining of a PPC open platform where people can build their systems and other hardware vendors other than Apple can pump out these systems for the desktop?

This coupled with Linux or something would really give the consumer some choice and add more competition into the pot for Apple, Intel and AMD.

Just a thought.