Supposed to take two years. Folks, we're headed to the x86 platform.....<br><br><br># Two major transitions for Mac: 68K to PowerPC. Next Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. Now time for third transition. Transition to Intel-based Macs. Developers Now. Next year for users. "Because we want to make the best computers for our customers." No G5 PowerBook yet. Future products can't be build on IBM of PowerPC. Intel has performance and better performance per watt. Intel delivers much better performance per watt. Starting next year the first Macs with Intel processors. Shipping by next WWDC. Mostly complete by 2007 WWDC. Complete by the end of 2007. Two-year transition. [10:28 am]<br><br>
Was x86 architecture confirmed, or is Intel working on a different processor for Apple?<br><br><br><br>We all do what we do for the same reason: because it seems like a good idea at the time.
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Yeah..me neither. <br><br>The time to have done this would have been concurrent with the rollout of OS X or back before the G5 was introduced. <br><br>Dancing with IBM and their Power architecture ate up 2 years. <br><br>
#232837 - 06/06/0510:50 AMRe: The rumors are true: 100% switch to Intel
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> 10:32am PDT - Satellite shot with crosshairs shows building where a team has been working on the "Just in Case…" scenario. Every release of Mac OS X has been compiled for Intel for the past 5 years. Here comes the demo!<br><br>10:33am PDT - "As a matter of fact, this system I’ve been using here…" the keynote’s been running on a P4 3.6GHz all morning"<p><hr></blockquote><p>
Funny... I know a whole lot of companies that switched to OSX even though they had to re-code the software. I also know a lot of users that were perfectly willing to run Quark XPress in Classic mode for years waiting for an OSX version... and many of them are STILL running it in emulation mode rather than upgrading.<br><br>I think this entire discussion will be a moot point by the time you can actually buy an Intel-based Mac.<br><br><br><br>CreativeGuy: For your "fix" of design software tips, tricks & commentary.
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