Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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milatchi
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2005-08-29

This place is getting as bad as Slashdot with the rabid Apple fanboy animosity (actually it's everywhere): anything questioning or not praising Apple is responded to with vitriol retort -- this coming from a die-hard Mac user from '95-'08.

Hey Apple fanboys, you won! Be happy. Apple is the most valuable company in the world, everyone has (wants) an iPhone, and the iPad has been selling like crazy! No need to be on the defensive about your platform any longer.

I really like this site (a site devoted to OSes) and am glad it exists. Thom does a good job with it too.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The shoe is also on the other foot too. Apple get's bashed hard by Android fans. The truth is that anonymous forums are not the place to discuss any serious subject. There's no accountability, so one can call anyone all kinds of names and no one will have any way to un-do that, save deleting wholesale chunks of the thread (as Thom has recently) or ban the users in question (which achieves little if they then create a new account.) What OSNews needs is a non-anonymous user sign up process - then people have some kind of recourse for ensuring the users commenting are genuine and not out to personally attack people. Another thing might be to have a system where people are unable to comment if they are deemed to have a low "karma" level. The problem with a simplified moderation system is that it only works when people play fair. People don't play fair here.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

This is the text in question:

"Considering that Apple was a co-inventor of ARM from the days of Next computer, and that iOS is basically a stripped down version of OSX, it is very likely that Apple has had this in the works for a very long time."

There is nothing fanboyish about it. It doesn't praise Apple, say nasty stuff about non-Apple companies/products/people. Making a statement about Apple that doesn't say they must die doesn't make someone a fanboy.

The text includes one slight inaccuracy, which probably wasn't made with evil intent. This inaccurate bit doesn't even add or subtract anything from the core statement and a logical assumption. iOS is indeed a light version of OS X and Apple probably runs more on ARM than we know.

People here have said some pretty nasty things about Apple and Steve Jobs, made inaccurate statements, much worse than this one. Well, they can do that and if someone doesn't like it he can reply to it.

I find it strange that that didn't tick you off, but this slight inaccurate neutral post somehow is seen as an example of anonymous Apple fanboys being overly annoying.

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Do you want to know why such a 'lie' pisses off people?

Because it may seem 'small' to you, however, the way psychology and the internet works is thus.

Some random asshat says Apple co-created ARM on OSNews. Then other people repeat this falsehood on other forums and other sites because they saw this 'truth' on OSNews. Then more people do so, and finally one little falsehood becomes another part of Apple's current fan-boy predilection for re-writing history when a big name Apple blogger repeats it.

So sticking to real & verifiable facts while posting here is much more appreciated in the long run.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There is nothing fanboyish about it. It doesn't praise Apple, say nasty stuff about non-Apple companies/products/people. Making a statement about Apple that doesn't say they must die doesn't make someone a fanboy.
The text includes one slight inaccuracy, which probably wasn't made with evil intent. This inaccurate bit doesn't even add or subtract anything from the core statement and a logical assumption.

"Fanboyish" isn't really about evil intent ...it might be seen more as an outlook on things which makes it easier to do such inaccuracies, going in the direction of brand-praise (or even, as you put it in other post, history-rewriting)

In another post he does seem a bit over-enthusiastic: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?541139

(but it's not like he's most annoying with that, really)

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