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Intel Inside/IBM out of picture
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Jun 08, '05 07:02:41AM

Nice thinking.

1) - absolutely agree. Intel have a range of low power chips for laptops that run cooler and are more efficient than the Pentiums (which are as hot as a G5)

2) - yes, but i wouldnt put XP (or longhorn) on my IntelMac. EVER! But I would like to use Wine to run Windows apps, without the need for windows itself... Maybe developers will stop porting the PPC version to x86 and just make sure their windows x86 binaries will run under Wine... Might be less effort for some of them.

3) - yeah - bring on those future products. Jobs is a smart cookie, and from the "every version of OSX has been compiled for Intel since 10.0" bombshell, it is clear that he is thinking ahead and has a good stretegy.

My speculation would be to suggest that maybe the on-chip DRM that Intel have was the deciding factor. Maybe that would be how Apple could lock OSX down to their machines, and give further security to the iTunes music store components... especially if they are wanting to move into film.



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