It's official: Mac moving to x86

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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appleintel_1.jpgIn 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...

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  • AMD

    Indeed, why not AMD? You'd think it would be mnore in the Apple line to want to take on Microsoft with the number 2 in the processor stakes.
    MDCleaver
  • Why not AMD?

    I'm sure it'll bring up AMD at the next negotiating session with Intel. That's one thing that Apple can do nowadays, which it couldn't do in the old days with IBM and Motorola -- there's a clear and present competitor for Intel, which can supply compatible hardware to Apple. In the IBM/Motorola days, they were more like partners or second sources of each other.
    bbbl67