[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sat Jun 4 18:23:29 CDT 2005

On Sat, 4 Jun 2005, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:

> Apple COULD, at any point, issue a MacOSX for x86 as a software
> product while still maintaining their own hardware line - hell,
> NeXTSTEP already had been ported to SPARC and HPPA as well, and all
> that "fat binaries" support is likely still in there, right?  Darwin
> runs on x86.  So why not just port the remaining proprietary bits and
> release the full MacOSX for Intel?  Afraid it'll scavenge hardware
> sales!?

It worked -so well- for NeXT and Be.

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