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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Re: A few thoughts
by Will on Tue 7th Jun 2005 00:56 UTC

Finally, what is going to happen to PPC Macs in the next few months? Nobody with an ounce of common sense is going to buy them and they'll see a dreadful drop in demand/price.

It really depends on how well the perception of the Intel shift it portrayed. If, in fact, upgrading from the G5 based Mac to a P4 based Mac will be little different than from a G4 to a G5 (i.e. your software and peripherals will still work, and they'll work faster to boot), then there's really no reason to wait for the Intel machines. Buy a G5 now, and then replace it in two years if you feel like it.

I bet that new software from major developers will still be native on both PPC and Intel in 5 years. If your machine has the performance to run it (and I don't see why it won't), you'll be able to buy the latest and greatest 2010 versions of Photoshop and Final Cut Pro and run it on your Dual G5 Power Mac.