[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary, Cube Computers

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Jun 24 16:34:46 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 05:22:42PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 04:03:02PM -0500, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> > The i860 is probably going to be the easiest of that generations chips
> > to still use, but even so...
> Wasn't Intel talking up a planned i860-based PC at one point, as the
> successor to the 486?  I remember reading about it at the time,
> comparing the specs on the CPUs, and realizing that the i860 would
> have the potential to totally blow the 486 and the 68000 out of the
> water.

I don't know.  I saw a few 486s with i860 coprocessors on the MB being
sold as autocad machines, or for running fortran code.

I know that at one time Intel intended to replace all of x86 with a
hardware chip for running object oriented code.  It sounded interesting,
but not surprisingly, it just didn't work well.

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