On Intel: What's the Rub?

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Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2005, 11:40
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Adam Barber offers some perspective on Apple’s switch to Intel. I know, “another intel article” but it’s a pretty good read. In it Adam talks about Bill Gates and his gain as well as details on G4 optimization and Altivec…


Adam Barber offers some perspective on Apple’s switch to Intel. I know, “another intel article” but it’s a pretty good read. In it Adam talks about Bill Gates and his gain as well as details on G4 optimization and Altivec.

I could stop right here and have my entire summary on the announcement. We have two years to move over, Intel chips have higher clock speeds and are cheaper, Apple has settled the transition from PowerPC to X86 with Rosetta and Xcode 2.1 and developers already have Intel equipped Macs shipping to their labs next week. Intel is huge and can pour the money in that we need and honestly IBM screwed us! I don’t know how they are going to take care of the game console makers after the switch to dual core 970 IBM chips next year but we have had issues receiving enough G5 chips for two years now without IBM fixing the problem. This supply constraint even caused Apple to delay shipment of the G5 iMac for three months.

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