UNIX V7

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Jun 11 17:34:36 CDT 2009



On Thu, 11 Jun 2009, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On Jun 11, 2009, at 4:14 PM, Doc wrote:
>>>>>> Funny thing is Apple sells mostly laptops
>>>>> 
>>>>> Really?  What are the statistics on that?
>>>>> 
>>>>>> and a bunch of people I know have switched from Apple laptops to 
>>>>>> Thinkpads recently.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Heh.  I guess they got tired of the stability. ;)
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Or having their laps burn off... I had a Macbook Pro and it was painful 
>>>> to use as a laptop due to the heat... :)
>>>  Oh, that was one of the new(old) x86 machines.  The ones with the modern 
>>> PPC processors run much cooler. ;)
>>
>>   Jesus, Dave, put it in a .sig and give it a rest.  You're starting to 
>> sound like the guys on bicycles - the ones with the white shirts and black 
>> ties.
>
> Thanks Doc!  I haven't mentioned anything about this, anywhere, in probably 
> a year.  The only thing I like less than x86 is x86 fanboys.

The only thing Apple did wrong with the change from PPC to Intel was that
they took to long.  They wasted a lot of resources porting the OS from
68k/x86/SPARC/PA-RISC to PPC.  They should have focused their efforts on
getting it running on x86.  Remember the first developer releases of
Rhapsody ran on x86.  Those responsible for PPC simply were not responsive
enough to Apple's or its customers needs.

Zane





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