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schweb
06-11-2005, 09:28 PM
Are you happy about the Intel switch?

dtravis7
06-11-2005, 09:33 PM
With IBM putting off Jobs for 3.0Ghz and a G5 for the Powerbooks, To me it's the only thing Jobs could have done. People were getting ansy for a G5 Laptop for sure. I would rather have had an AMD CPU in the new Macs but I doubt AMD could keep up with the added demand that Apple would need. As long as they keep OSX for Macs only, I am for the switch. Something clearly had to be done. Also I bet Jobs was a bit bent by Intel making a 3 Core 3.2Ghz CPU for the XBox 2 also.

PowerBookG4
06-11-2005, 09:39 PM
I am all for the switch, I don't even think we will be able to notice a performance decrease.

iWhat
06-11-2005, 09:52 PM
I'll just put it like this. I don't think that I'll be losing any sleep over it anytime soon, and I trust Apple to make the right choices down the road.

iMe
06-11-2005, 09:53 PM
I'm all for it too...Even though I'm thinking in my head about Apple + AMD, I'm pretty sure Apple made the perfect move. Kudos to Apple!!!

Kokopelli
06-11-2005, 09:56 PM
Honestly I am apathetic. PPC or x86, it's all about software and performance for me. I think for the kind of tasks I do x86 is good and Apple has made a reasonable effort to ensure that there will be software. Don't screw up OS X and the platform becomes a question of economics for me.

Upon reflection I guess I am a little happy. PPC may be the better CPU from a technical standpoint but I think the alliance with Intel makes for a more dynamic road going forward. Especially when you put AMD into the equation.

I guess we will find out if it was a wise business decision in a decade or so.

D3v1L80Y
06-11-2005, 10:05 PM
I didn't vote....because quite frankly, it doesn't matter what proc the Mac uses to me. I mean look at the Keynote from WWDC...Jobs was using a Pentium Mac the whole time, and nobody knew. It wasn't until he brought up the computer info and told everyone that you could see the difference. I seriously doubt that if anyone here was given two Macs, identical in every say, save for the processor that they could tell the difference between the two without pulling up the system info or opening the case.

So, none of the poll options fit me...there should be one for "makes no difference to me" or "doesn't matter" :black:

witeshark
06-12-2005, 12:18 AM
I just fine with it. As said, I think it means better progress to faster CPU and will do Apple well in the long term

Maccraft
06-12-2005, 10:15 AM
Yes I'm for it and excited about it, I think it is a wise yet a bit risky marketing decision and it will make playing games on lower end Macs a worth while experience. Although Phil Schiller (Apple Senior Vice President) said Mac OS wont run on PCs I think that it could still happen, in fact I want it to happen. Apple is doing reasonably well at the moment and with the few extra bucks and publicity they have got from the iPod, I think now would be the time for apple to take the risk and strike at Microsoft. Who knows maybe in the next 15 years or so Microsoft may not own the desktop.........Just image that.............

Cloudane
06-12-2005, 11:00 AM
Don't know yet. Anything can happen!

Tel
06-15-2005, 10:43 PM
I'm perfectly happy with it, as long as Mac OS will only run on Apple hardware, I think I would get annoyed by all the Windows users trying to convince me its a peice of crap because it wont run very well on their low spec PC's

PowerBookG4
06-15-2005, 11:36 PM
I'm perfectly happy with it, as long as Mac OS will only run on Apple hardware, I think I would get annoyed by all the Windows users trying to convince me its a peice of crap because it wont run very well on their low spec PC's

but then you could show them how well it runs on very well built apple products.

Colin Barnhorst
06-16-2005, 11:48 PM
Better performance with less power consumption means good things for Apple. A dual core 64-bit Pentium M based laptop will do well in the marketplace.

stillimation
06-17-2005, 07:38 PM
ever PC fan knows that intel is the thing that you want least, it is very unreliable and they get really freaking hot really fast. i think that it is a very stupid idea what apple is doing

AppleFreak
06-19-2005, 02:24 PM
I believe it is a good idea because if Apple didn't make this transformation in 2 yrs Apple probablly won't exist.

badmojo
06-20-2005, 10:41 AM
Imo, this may make Apple more mainstream. Similarly, this will probably open the door for more cross-platform developing. I don't know much about software development, but on the surface, it would seem that this move may make it easier to generate titles for both platforms.

bassplayrr
06-21-2005, 03:18 PM
Well, I generally prefer PPC, so I'm not really happy with the deal. However, it will be nice to get our own version of the Intel M chip in the next line of PBs. So I'm a bit on the fence.

-Chris

johninc
06-23-2005, 02:29 AM
The speed looks incredible but it just doesn't feel right. Something along the lines of morally wrong.

jram
06-23-2005, 07:38 AM
http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0506intelmac.html

Macxtreme
06-23-2005, 10:33 AM
Hi everyone, I'm new to the Forum, anyway, I'm just curious about the virus threat for Macs powered by Intel chips. Could there actually be an increase in virus activity for Macs. Does anyone know whether there is a possiblity?

jram
06-24-2005, 09:20 AM
I think the only increase might be the writers, it's still Mac OS X Tiger, Panther, etc etc Only the chip changes.. I think this is a good thing because I know my PB is faster than my other Pentium 4 M Laptop, but the laptop has longer battery life (about 5 hours)..

Mikhail
06-29-2005, 05:52 AM
I believe it is a good idea because if Apple didn't make this transformation in 2 yrs Apple probablly won't exist.

I wouldn't go that far, given that Apple has increased their sales 10% for the last 5 years and now has 20% of the market, rather than the 7% it had. I think the switch is a great idea. I don't care what kind of hardware Apple uses, since it's not what really makes the Macs so special. It's the Mac OS that I love.

I'm not allowed to post new topics, but i wanted to put this somewhere. Hope this is allowed. I have a forum for young Mac fans mostly, although anyone is welcome. We are small and closeknit, but we need more members. Anyone is welcome to join.

Thanks,

Mik

http://phpbb-host.com/phpbb/?mforum=macfans

damontgo
06-30-2005, 03:54 PM
I wouldn't go that far, given that Apple has increased their sales 10% for the last 5 years and now has 20% of the market, rather than the 7% it had.

eh... 20 % of WHAT market?