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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My 2 cents worth
by Robo on Fri 11th Jul 2003 05:47 UTC

I have programmed both X86 and PPC in Assembly language and the PPC is by far superior.

Ultimatly I think it's all about the allmighty dollar. Whilst I would prefer a nice PPC based system, I cannot afford one.

If there was some very rich company.. they could start churning out decent spec PPC systems for cheap.. eat a huge loss for a few years.. then have a decent userbase. Further systems would become cheaper, etc.

That's how a lot of companies do business.. eat loss today.. to maximize profit tomorrow..

Anyway, agree or disagree that's my 2 cents worth.