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Apple -> x86 + MS (Xbox) -> PPC = Anarch Jun 5, 2005, 12:16
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I think it has to do with volume and what-not.

Motoroloa was slow to develop and was having problems with the volume of shipping. So they went IBM.

IBM has been having problems supplying 90nm chips in sufficient quantity.

So, who's left? AMD and Intel. While I'd prefer AMD chips they don't have anywhere near the production capacity as Intel. So they went Intel.

What I'm curious about is how this is going to play out. I mean, they'd need a very good emulation layer to allow older OSX software to run on x86 without major slowdowns. Likewise, if software developers start writing code for x86 OSX, then PPC OSX is going to need a good emulation layer as well.

And don't get me started on Virtual PC; that thing is slow as hell.



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-Fry, Futurmama

This comment was edited on Jun 5, 12:19.
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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