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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!
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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!
    Apple embraces x86 and Intel

    Quote Originally Posted by AppleInsider WWDC 2005 Live Coverage
    INTEL RUMORS TRUE: Jobs says there have been two major transitions for Mac: 68K to PowerPC and then Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Now it's time for third transition to Intel-based Macs. Developers will begin to make the transition now. While users can begin to switch next year. Apple is making the move "because we want to make the best computers for our customers."
    Wanted to be the first one to post this thread. WOW! Didn't think it would happen, but it did. A milestone for the Macintosh. And Apple. I'm in a loss for words, live coverage at http://appleinsider.com/wwdc2005.php

    All I'm saying is this: I'm backing Apple on this. I'm sure they know what they're doing. But WOW!!

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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!

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    It is disappointing that we'll have to wait a year before we see the new systems. I don't need to buy a system but I have been looking at a PB, I think I'll definantly wait.

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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!
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    The programs will run on both and it sounds like it will run on both for years and years to come.. so I wouldn't wait.

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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!

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    Welcome to Bizzarro world.

    Now, the real questions begin. How fast will Rosetta run PowerPC apps? Will Apple use AMD processors as well? How long, in specific terms, will OS X be released for PowerPC systems?

    The idea of Pentium-M PowerBooks is exciting, but personally, I'm glad I won't have to worry about that for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis
    I'm sure that they're going to have some kind of developer platforms available for porting.

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    Yeah exactly. I think they are going to continue with IBM for a little while.. and you can purchase Intel or IBM.. I am just not sure.. crazy stuff

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    Going by what I just read from the real(ish)-time updates I reckon I was right, I reckon IBM told Apple to bugger off. This sounds less like a well thought out transition and more like shutting the barn door after the entire herd has bolted!

    I feel for the developers, they are in for a tough time!

    It also looks like I've bought my last Mac, Linux on AMD probably will be my next machine. neye:

    Amen-Moses

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynameis
    They sure are going to have a hard time explaining that away aren't they. :dummy:

    Amen-Moses

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    *rofl* no kidding, but then again that was quite awhile ago wasn't it? If they did some real time specs on current machines, would they be different? They are going to support PowerPC for a long time to come.. I just do not understand how this will not start a buying freeze though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murlyn
    *rofl* no kidding, but then again that was quite awhile ago wasn't it? ...
    2.7 Ghz Dual G5 Versus Twin 3.6 Ghz Xeon, couldn't have been that long ago!

    Amen-Moses

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    Apple confirmed to move to x86 with Intel!
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    Ok I was hoping you would respond, since I know you know your stuff, especially in this area.. I definitely do not Im a software man, I have very few skills and knowledge when it comes to the hardware

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    I wonder how Apple stock will fare now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amen-Moses
    It also looks like I've bought my last Mac, Linux on AMD probably will be my next machine. neye:
    Ditto.

    I'm never buying another Apple product again.

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    Well from what I have been reading on the sites reporting on the Keynote there will be a development environment on Intel available starting next week. If the dev platform is powerful enough and reasonably priced (fat chance) I will pick one up for the heck of it.

    It will be some interesting times ahead though.

    EDIT: I love Linux, but usability is not as good as OS X on the desktop. What is your major objection to Intel, having not seen any benchmarks for OS X on the platform yet?

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