[X-Unix] Re: Apple dumping IBM, moving to Intel

Kevin Stevens groups at pursued-with.net
Mon Jun 6 12:22:20 PDT 2005

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Richard Nagle wrote:

> The sad things, is that all Mac from past to currently,
> what is on the assembly line, are now obsolete. (just like that....)

In what way, exactly?  Since all current and future OS X software will
still run on them?  They won't be able to participate in some of the
x86-specific features, like access to a wider choice of Linux source, etc.
- but they can't do that today, either.

> Why would you speed $3-5000 for a trickup G5, when next year, you can go
> to walmart and buy a PC for $399.00 and run, the new version of 10.5 on
> it.

Because a) no one (but you) claims you'll actually be able to do that, b)
no $399 PC would give you the performance of your G5 architecture, quite
apart from the CPU, and c) because you need a computer now, not next year.

> ³intel inside² <barf>

I see Pavlov's work is still viable...


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