UX, AIX, FLAYX...

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 08:51:39 CDT 2007


William Donzelli wrote:
>> POWER5 and POWER6 have evolved quite a bit from where POWER4 was.  IBM
>> made a lot more money selling POWER processors, systems, and consulting
>> to go with it, than they ever did with selling PPC chips to apple.  IBM
>> was dragging their feet with PPC features on the G5 (and whatever would
>> have been G6), which is why Apple abandoned them; if IBM was making
>> enough money from Apple on their G5s,  I'm sure that they would have
>> payed more attention to what Apple wanted (like low-power noteboot
>> CPUs).
> 
> Looking back, the POWER lines for Apple were starting to be more of a
> nuisance for IBM. I do not think anyone was crying in Fishkill when
> the news came down about the Mac architecture change.

I can verify that no-one in Fishkill gave a damn.  I was onsite when the 
announcement came.

Peace...  Sridhar



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