stmok wrote:Looks like its becoming true...Apple will adopt the x86 architecture. LOL!
stmok wrote:I highly suspect these will be dual-core Pentium-M powered affordable* systems, while the high-end Intel (Power Mac) will be two years away.
* I do say "affordable" with a footnote. Apple is an "elitist" provider of hardware/software. And knowing the price premium they charge, I wouldn't consider them to provide affordable solutions that rival home built (DIY) solutions. The main thing they have going for them is OS X. This is what everyone wants, an alternative to Windows!
jerrek wrote:I can't see the benefits for the consumer of OSX on inte vs OSX on IBM (except perhaps slight decrease in price).
stmok wrote:(8) Loss of Altivec. I'm not sure how much "Con" this could be as I've never used this myself. (Its like SSE/SSE2/SSE3 in a sense.)
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