[rescue] From Macintouch

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at mail.zill.net
Mon Jun 6 17:05:25 CDT 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 02:45:39PM -0700, Skeezics Boondoggle wrote:
> it was fun while it lasted.  one political party.  one chip.  one os.  
> life is so much simpler that way.
> -- chris

Wait about 6 weeks until the Macwingnuts turn around and start
explaining how Steve Jobs' decision was so wise and thoughtful and
wonderful and really the only way ...  the PPC will be down the memory
hole at that point.

"Winston had always used OSX on his P4 while photoshopping Emmanuel
Goldstein as tubgirl..."

What Apple can do is add some L3 cache and interleave memory out the
wazoo, thereby bumping up performance.  Dell et al won't follow suit
because it would add to their costs, and IBM/Lenovo is probably on
price parity with Apple hardware anyways.

Apple may have a chance due to superior design, but it will be a rough

SPARC is dead in the water in any case unless Sun starts innovating
again... the multi-thread chips seem like a good idea, and people seem
to like the V20z and other Opteron-based hardware.  And Solaris 10

They haven't changed their pricing on the V100 in years, as an example.


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