Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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@x & @Adam
by enloop on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:43 UTC

x: I'd guess Apple will put some necessary video goodies on a rom chip. Remember, the Mac OS ran only on 68000 in a market with several other 68000-based computers. They have a lot of experience at this. It won't be difficult. If anyone reverse engineers it, they will sue, and win.

Adam: Be rational. Why do your care what chip is in your machine unless your a developer. Bottom line: IBM can't or won't provide PPC chips that are fast enough and don't melt plastic.