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2005-07-11 IBM 2 Comments
…it looks to me as if IBM wants to generate more interest in the PowerPC Architecture since Apple left, but I’m not sure if PowerPC can ever become mainstream like they want it to. x86 is so ingrained into the industry that it seems no matter what IBM does, it can’t get more than a small hold of the overall marketshare. Granted, it’s a different story with consoles, but that’s more because of clever marketing (IMHO) than facts. Still, it’ll be interesting to see if IBM can pull it off with in-order CPU’s.
They do point out the desktop market only was 2% of their processor market. And there’s always the PPCs to sell to Amiga and RISC OS users to sell