May 24, 2005

The Intel Switch?

Reuters has resurfaced the old "Apple switching to Intel processors" rumor. Since this has been talked about a lot before and never materialized, it remains unlikely but I think has a bit more chance at this point than in the past. The article sparked a truckload of posts over at MacRumors--mostly negative. True, a switch would mean Apple and other developers of Mac-only software would have to rewrite everything to make their software compatible with Intel processors. But if they switched, it could open up a wealth of other software and games, making people much more likely to switch. Also factor in probable price drops in Apple's hardware, and a speed boost improving performance across the board...I can see Apple being tempted by this. I would feel sorry for IBM of course, but if nothing else, maybe these talks will make them get on the gun with their processor development.

1 Comments:

Blogger Deg said...

If it means that I can enjoy the mass number of programs that Windows has on the stability of an OS that Mac has, then it's good news to me!

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