Apple Goes Intel...
doc at mdrconsult.com
Thu Jun 9 13:00:04 CDT 2005
Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> And I'm beginning to see the point of view of people who say that Macs
> are defined by their operating system, not (so much) by the hardware. If
> there were an Intel Mac running Windows, it would have superior industrial
> design and hardware, but it would still be running Windows and subject to
> all the crap. It wouldn't, as you say, Just Work.
I can attest to the flip side of this.
I've always been really impressed with Mac hardware and its
performance relative to PC equivalents, but the Classic MacOS left me
cold. For a lot of reasons I simply didn't have the patience for it.
Two months after somebody gave me an eval copy of OS X (v10.1), a G4
became my "daily driver" desktop, even though the Linux sytem I'd been
using was much faster overall. Within a few more months, I had fixed
that imbalance, too.
I have a hard time buying the idea that Intel can trump POWER
architecture, but I'm willing to wait & see, and I fervently hope
Apple/Intel are working on something distinctly not your mama's PeeCee.
The fact remains that if in 2 years, OS X is only available on a
rebadged Dell, I'll be running it.
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