6/10/2005

David Kirkpatrick - Apple's Switch to Intel: The Ultimate Power Move? - FORTUNE

I'm starting to see the excellent thinking in this switch. Okay - I felt burned at first after swallowing the whole PowerPC is better thing for so long, but Steve did admit that it just wasn't getting faster and the fact there wasn't a new "mobile" solution. Well - bring on my Intel based Powerbook.

David Kirkpatrick - Apple's Switch to Intel: The Ultimate Power Move? - FORTUNE: "The IT industry is yet another arena in life that often resembles high school: One week you and your friends ridicule a girl and the next week you're going steady with her. Which is a little bit like how Apple Computer acted with Intel. For years, Apple has fought hard against Intel-based PCs in the marketplace and once insulted the giant chipmaker by spoofing its ads. Then on Monday, after weeks of speculation, CEO Steve Jobs announced at Apple's developers conference that it would buy chips from Intel instead of from IBM and Freescale Semiconductor (formerly Motorola's semiconductor division) for its Macintosh computers. The transition will take place over two years."

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