Friday, June 03, 2005

Intel Macs?

CNET says that Apple will replace IBM's PowerPC chips in figure Macs with Intel chips. I'm not getting my hopes up. If Macs continue to only support MacOS and they can't boot Windows, then it just means that Mac developers need to recompile their appps for Intel chips. Probably not a big deal for most but for those apps that are oprtimized for PowerPC or AltiVec, it's going to get messy.

Now if they CAN run Windows as well, I know what I'll be buying from now on. Being able to dual boot would really rock. I find it very unlikely, though, that any Intel based PCs not made by Apple would run MacOS X. I don't think they could handle the driver issues.

Hmmm... guess we'll find out Monday.

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