[rescue] Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips
patrick at mail.zill.net
Sun Jun 5 10:09:55 CDT 2005
On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 02:36:13PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> The almighty dollar trumps mere pride. If Intel had pride in their
> work, they'd not be churning out the crufty but profitable x86 chips
> out by the millions.
The x86 architecture is a millstone around Intel's neck and they know it.
They have tried TWICE to get away from it, first with the 860/960
series chips, then with Itanium; both times they pretty much failed.
I think they have pretty much given up on the idea and instead are
trying to add somewhat proprietary extensions to x86 in order to have
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