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

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Sun Jun 5 15:03:11 CDT 2005

On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Micah R Ledbetter wrote:

> Alternatively, perhaps Intel is going to manufacturing the PPC chips
> for the desktop macs? Or perhaps Intel will manufacture a 64 bit x86
> processor that supports PPC instructions, or an entirely new RISC
> processor or something.

I'm thinking/hoping that Apple might be releasing their own take off the
SunPCi to forever bury the notion that the Macintosh "can't run" some
business-critical piece of Windows crap.  Imagine if you could ditch
Windows and all its problems for everything except for that one piece of
software you can't live without, which runs in a sandbox isolated from
the rest of the system.  They could even use Wine instead of Windows for
quite a lot of stuff.  Or, going even more PC compatible, they could
write DirectX drivers that talk to Quartz Extreme and friends to make
the Mac friendly to PC gamers.

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