Apple Goes Intel...

Curt @ Atari Museum curt at
Tue Jun 7 07:29:12 CDT 2005

I think its rather interesting that quietly Apple was "kind enough" to 
release Darwin, its x86 version of the Mac OS out, I've tinkered around 
with it and monitor the Darwin discussions on the Apple mailing list.    
Now all of a sudden, its like Apple was quietly grooming its x86 OS 
platform, hey its always good to see another Windows competitor in the 
ring on the x86 platform, I'm sure IBM is not too happy, Apple's move 
all but ensures the death of the PowerPC chip since they were its 
biggest buyer.


O. Sharp wrote:

>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?
>                            -O.-

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