Hell has frozen over
Michael L Torrie
torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Jun 6 12:37:39 MDT 2005
On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 14:28 -0400, JStay at mediageneral.com wrote:
> Put it this way though - finally, one OS to rule them all that's not
> Microsoft. Apple, who does it right, and sells PCs, not just the OS,
> will finally use the Intel architecture the way it is supposed to be
> used! I, for one am excited for this. Intel processors have advanced
> much further,under much less power than PPC, so I can see huge leaps and
> bounds by apple in the near future.
Yes but Apple was never an OS or software company. They have always
been a Hardware company. Do you honestly think they want to take on,
and can take on, Dell+Wintel? I really don't think so. The moment
Apple becomes just an OS/Software company is the moment they lose.
I think the G5 kicks the P4's butt in power consumption, heat output and
processing power. Pentium-M for laptops, though. that's another story.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: plug-bounces at plug.org [mailto:plug-bounces at plug.org] On
> > Behalf Of Michael L Torrie
> > Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 2:26 PM
> > To: Provo Linux Users Group Mailing List
> > Subject: Hell has frozen over
> > It has been confirmed. The next version of the Apple
> > PowerBook will triple boot Linux, Windows XP and Mac OS X natively.
> > Well, I'm sure the hardware will be special and I hope they
> > keep OpenFirmware instead of using a crappy intel bios, but
> > nevertheless, PowerPC is dead. And honestly, I think this
> > decision is the beginning of the end of Apple. I had great
> > hopes for them.
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