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monoculture vs. multiculture
Authored by: dc_rees on Jun 27, '05 11:30:39PM

Finally announcing the x86 port was good. Announcing hardware for Mac OS X86 was good.

Deciding to drop PowerPC was evil.

We all know the monoculture argument. Nothing has repealed that effect. Mac on x86 will be a larger target for malware of all ilk.

There are valid reasons for a customer choosing PowerPC, even if it might not be quite as fast as iNTEL (which won't be as fast as AMD, anyway). Current PowerPCs are sufficient for most desktop and notebook purposes, and, unless IBM is planning to complete cut all PowerPC except embedded and game (which is clearly not the case), performance will improve at a reasonable rate, possibly leapfrogging iNTEL from time to time.

Apple now has sufficient financial resources and a large enough customer base, they can and should give the customer a choice on CPUs.

This should not be an either-or proposition.

Say yes to CPU multiculture

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