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

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Thu Jun 9 07:18:01 CDT 2005

>>Now there's one more. I agree with the analyses already posted to this
>>list which went "it's all about the DRM", and to be honest I want to see
>>the entire Intel/DRM experiment blow up in Steve's face.
> I think the DRM issues won't be that big *for me*, as I burn my own music 
> from real CDs. That may change, bit for now, I don't pay to download my 
> music. As long as I can burn "clean" MP3s I'm good for now, and since the 
> software to do so already exists, I'd find it hard to believe that 
> capability will be going away anytime soon...
> As a concept, I hate CPU-bound DRM, but as a software professional, I have 
> to admit it has it's place. It is the use of it that can cause concern... 

Yeah, I can see Windows becoming a subscription thing. You buy a 
yearlong license and if you don't renew it, it stops working.

I figure Intel CPUs are like 2-stroke engines, fast but a little load 
slows them *way* down. SPARCs OTOH, are more like diesels, not as fast, 
but consistent under load. Maybe the G5 is a gas engine, I don't know.

I also dislike stupid stuff like IRQ sharing and brain-dead plug & pray.


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