Apple to Intel: the beginning of the end?

Apple computers are making the transition to an Intel-based Mac.

Uh-oh.

Actually, I don’t know how much difference it will make for users like me, but the posts on the discussion on the Apple Insiders discussion of the article (see the above link) are kind of interesting. Not that the people commenting here really knows anything, but conceivably, it will be possible in the future (like 2007 or so) to run MS Windows on a Apple-manufactured computer.

It also seems, based on the discussion here, that it will not be possible to run the Apple OS on a Intel PC (like a Dell or something). Personally, I think that’s the wrong strategy. I think if Apple abandoned the manufacture of computer hardware entirely and just focused on producing the OS and support applications, Apple would probably get a lot more converts and sell a lot more software. Of course, Apple apparently makes a ton more money on their very nice (albeit overpriced) hardware.

Hmmm. I wonder how long it will take someone to write the hack that will allow you to run the Apple OS on any Intel-chipped computer?

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