June 05, 2005

End of an Era? Is Apple switching to Intel?

Macintouch is reporting that news.com is reporting that Apple is about to announce a change from using the IBM Power PC processor to using the Intel processors. Apple has used the Power PC for upwards of 10 years. Intel is the processor which is used by Windows.

Will this alleged new version of the Mac OS run on generic Intel boxes? Custom built -- eg Athlon, etc. -- boxes? Does this mark a move by Apple away from being in the hardware business?

If so, this is a direct attack on Windows. It means war.


Posted by jackhodgson at June 5, 2005 10:33 PM