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Old 06-06-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Apple announces shift to Intel chips from IBM

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/050606/80/fkj3m.html

Apple Computer Inc. on Monday said it will shift to using Intel Corp. microprocessors in its Macintosh computers, severing its long relationship with International Business Machines Corp., which had supplied chips to Apple.


Apple said it will begin delivering Macintosh products using Intel microprocessors, the number-crunching nerve centers of personal computers, by this time next year and will have all of its flagship Macintosh computers using Intel processors by the end of 2007.

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How do Intel manage it? AMD have been ahead in the game for ages (with their 64's) and yet Intel still manage to keep money rolling in? I guess all their contracts with Dell etc.. help.
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yes. read about it in the morning paper!
Apple has a lot of work cut out for them to convert from IBM to the Intell chip. How much do you want to bet on whether or not their be a few amd conversions also?
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well there goes apple! whoo hooo! good riddance. now they will just be another pc company! good. hope they quit sicne they are polluting young minds with apple ipod "hip" ness.
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Default Re: Apple announces shift to Intel chips from IBM

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well there goes apple! whoo hooo! good riddance. now they will just be another pc company! good. hope they quit sicne they are polluting young minds with apple ipod "hip" ness.

lol, sorry dont have any particular to say, too busy laughing

edit thought of something: dunno about the amd conversions. intel will probably write it into contract that they cant or something! (of course it will be on the last page of the contract size 0.5 font under the bit labelled "Legal garbage - not for Apple to read")
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they probally will jay thats just like intel i think intel is better at getting people to sign for them i think amd should have got it but o well who am in those discissions

by the way wut was wrong wit the ibms chip or did the contract just end
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wow amen to all of the above, specially jay and athlon's posts...lol...
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i just got an IPOD and i love it. they are nice, forgot m y power cord at my dads though
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by the way wut was wrong wit the ibms chip or did the contract just end
again from yahoo news...

Apple has publicly expressed frustration with IBM as a supplier in recent quarters. IBM had problems producing enough working versions of its PowerPC 970 chip, which Apple calls the G5. Also, IBM has yet to produce a version of the G5 that consumes less power and would be suitable for use in Apple's laptop personal computers.
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The reason they have gone with Intel is because AMD cant really supply the way OEM's need. Jobs will still have memorys of Motorola and he needs to be assured of consistancy. Intel may nothave the top spot in terms of preformance, but they're close, and they're not going anywhere soon.

EDIT: I think the main thing that pushed this desicion (and its been planned for years) to happen now is Apple has been unable to aquire a G5 cool and efficent enough to fit the Powerbook range. They need updating, and Intel is last but good soulution to the problem.
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well the mac OS is mostly unix based anywayz, now apple will just be another unix clone on a pc!
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One of the main reasons for OS X was exactly this. Every version of OS X has been compiled for the x86 Arcutechture. As Jobs said " OS X has been leading secret double life". Part of the reason was to make this transition quick and painless when the time came.

And I dont see it becoming yet another Linux clone for two reasons. Firstly its far superior to any Linux distro I have used, OS is stable, seamless and somewhat decent looking. Compare this to any other mainstream Linux distro and all you get is the same patchwork nonsesne with a few diffrent config tools and a diffrent sticker on it. As far as dektop Linux distro's go, MacOS rules unfortuantly.

Seconldy dont be fooled into thinking you can run MacOS on your PC. This wont be the case (at least not officialt )
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thats all it is anyway... A clone of Unix written just like the Unix deployed on sparc machines (which have the same architecture as the powerPC chips).

except it has a much prettier interface...

I'm sure that this won't make Macs any cheaper of any more accessible, chances are they'll still try to rip off Mac users with over priced parts they insist on their shops fitting for you...
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OK...

That's the final combat...

Only two contestants...

AMD vs Intel...

Next Chip will be the Athlon OS XT4...
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9584_22-5733756.html

At the end of the article, it talks about how Windows WILL be able to run on the new machines. Apple won't allow their OS to run on other machines, however.
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I think what he's really saying is if someone wants to get Windows working on a Mac, They dont care. It wont be officialy supported but I dont think It will be as easy as sticking in a Windows disc ether.
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Well, no. I'm just saying that Windows will be able to run on it. I didn't say easily.
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