THIS IS GETTING INTERESTING<br>This could prove to be costly for Apple. <br>It could mean less Apple computers being sold.<br>I am not sure what the repercussions are regarding OS X licensing and iTunes.<br>The article suggests that one solution is to "deny the reality."<br>I think a lot of Mac users are getting ready to partition their new "Intel Mac" computers so they can run OS X and Windows.<br>Looks like the shoe is on the other foot.<br><br><br><br>
Hello! Have you been on vacation? It's been hacked for weeks! It was on the french mac site with videos. ;)<br><br>I think this is great and Jobs will release OS X for x86 eventually anyway. Too bad it's against Apple's will though. That part I don't like...<br><br>don't click! it's spam
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As a matter of fact, I was on vacation.<br>I think the reason it is making the news today is Apple's legal department is getting involved.<br>But this is not a good thing for Apple. Jobs will not release OS X for x86.<br>Why?<br>Because Apple makes money on hardware not software.<br>When you start buying an eMachine or a Dell computer with OS X on it then it's time to say good bye to Apple Computer.<br>Do you remember the clones? The clones bit into Apple computer sales. That was almost the end of Apple. <br> <br><br>
But isn't Apple switching to x86 tech soon?<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
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Yup...it's gotta be one or the other. Either you're a hardware company or a software company, no in between. You can't compete with yourself. There's a reason MS doesn't sell PCs. <br><br>If Apple wants to license OS X, then it will be because they have decided to stop making computers. <br><br>
why doesn't apple make money on software? is it because they spend so much in developing the software or is it something else? <br><br>i think apple has to decide whether they want to be hardware or software. if it's that easy to shift to x86 machines, then they have to imagine the potential market of their software. my parents would love to have os x iPhoto and iMovie just for those two apps. they won't buy a whole new computer, but they'd purchase the software alone, i'd bet.<br><br>the clones were a dark time, but i sure appreciated being able to buy a new computer more often than i would have otherwise. there sure are a lot of interesting rumors as to why apple is shifting to intel, but one i read recently explained that this could dramatically help apple break into the video over broadband market that wouldn't have been possible with IBM chips. <br><br>i wonder how apple stock is going to react to things over the next 2 years???<br><br><br>--<br>in Iraq, the fat lady is singing to bring home the troops soon. unfortunately, the only person who can't hear her is our president.
Yes, you are correct, Apple is switching to Intel's x86 CPU.<br>When I first heard of the switch to Intel it was my understanding that Windows would be able to operate on a MacIntel computer but not the other way around.<br>Guess what, OS X can be hacked to run on PCs.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>why doesn't apple make money on software? is it because they spend so much in developing the software or is it something else?<br>i think apple has to decide whether they want to be hardware or software.<p><hr></blockquote><p>To be truthful, I don't know, Sean. <br>But I'll bet one of the reasons your parents went to PC is because it is cheaper than buying a Mac<br>After the clone era, Jobs and the iMac brought Apple back to profitability.<br>Now the iPod is putting money in Apple's pocket.<br>What's next? <br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>there sure are a lot of interesting rumors as to why apple is shifting to intel, but one i read recently explained that this could dramatically help apple break into the video over broadband market that wouldn't have been possible with IBM chips.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Lots of good rumors going around. <br>One reason Apple went with Intel is to get back into the laptop race. <br>The power of the PowerBook is lagging behind because the IBM processors run too hot. <br>Rumor: How about a partnership with Google and iTunes?<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>i wonder how apple stock is going to react to things over the next 2 years???<p><hr></blockquote><p>I am getting a little scared that my pension may sh!t the bed. If so, I will really be relying pretty heavily on my Apple stock. <br>I certainly didn't plan it that way.<br> <br><br><br>
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