It's official: Mac moving to x86

Summary:In somewhat of an anticlimax, Steve Jobs announced the shift from Power PC to Intel x86 over the next few years. Based on the what Jobs said, IBM's delay in providing a processors for Power Mac and Intel's roadmap clinched the decision.

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In somewhat of an anticlimax, Steve Jobs announced the shift from Power PC to Intel x86 over the next few years. Based on the what Jobs said, IBM's delay in providing a processors for Power Mac and Intel's roadmap clinched the decision. There's probably more to the deal, but clearly Jobs had reached his limit with IBM and can reap some interesting benefits on the Intel (why not AMD?) processors in the future. Stay tuned for a podcast with News.com Apple reporter Ina Fried...

Topics: Apple

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