Apple + Intel = …

Just my 2 bits on the subject…

I’m sure this has all of the hard core Apple fans way up in arms, but I see this as a good thing. Not being terribly familiar with OS X and it’s many flavors, and after playing a bit with Linux on a PIII800 machine, I can only image how well OS X will run with a processor that is almost a full ghz faster than the fastest single processor Mac?

I mean, how cool would it be to have a PC with a 2.4 P4 processor, 1gb of RAM and an O/S that will actually take advantage of all of that, instead of needing it? To tell the truth, I’m slightly jealous and rather preturbed that I never jumped on the Apple bandwagon.

I should hope that the M$ bashers I have attracted will see this and jump up and down or do the hokey pokey or something. This is all good for Apple, and all bad for Microsoft the way I see it.

Published by Don

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  1. I like the idea but I wonder how it will work out in practice.

    Apple have said that OS X will only work on Apple machines, so no going to Frys and building your OS X dream machine. That probably means your 2.4P4 OS X machine costs a couple of hundred dollars more than your 2.4P4 XP machine – which are you going to buy?

    Also, Intel chips are notirously hot and juice-thirsty, the PPC chip is not. Does that mean that future Macs will be larger and noisier?

  2. I think they might have a hard time building the MINI if that’s what you are asking.

    Or not. I know that there are quite a few companies out there building WinTel boxes using form factors that aren’t much larger than the mini. I’m sure between the power supply fan and cpu fans there is no way to hold a normal conversation, but they are doing it 🙂

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