Apple Goes Intel...
Richard.Cini at wachovia.com
Tue Jun 7 06:47:21 CDT 2005
I for one am happy. I've wanted to Try OSX as a replacement for Windows but
I didn't want to spend the $$$ on Apple hardware...not because it's better
or worse than PC-compatible hardware but because I have a ton of current PC
stuff. I've toyed with buying a Mac Mini, but it's still $500.
I've dabbled with Linux but I would feel better if there was a substantial
company behind it. OSX is better integrated and has a lot of right-brain
features that my wife and kids would like.
For $129 I'd take a flyer and commit one of my spare PCs to it. I couldn't
totally divorce myself from Windows but I would at least like some options.
I'm sure this is a sentiment shared by many, which, besides all of the
economics behind parts sourcing for manufacturing, is a good reason for
Apple to do it.
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Subject: Apple Goes Intel...
I don't know if this is bad news or even worse news, but for those who
haven't heard yet:
"At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple announced plans to
deliver models of its Macintosh computers using Intel microprocessors by
this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel
microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its
critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS X Tiger, running on an
Intel-based Mac to the over 3,800 developers attending..."
I think most of the eggs are in one basket now, and not a very reliable
basket at that. :( Opinions?
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