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June 08, 2005

Apple vs Intel (Reactions)

I think this is a valid comment - check out Just a Thought - Decisions, Decisions... :
'Yeah, that's possible. In fact, anything is possible, but opening the door to Intel does one thing for Apple that sticking exclusively to IBM can't: it give us options. There's nothing that says Apple can't have Intel AND PowerPC based Macs. If I diversify my processor line-up, then I'm not stuck depending on one vendor. And, truth be told, OS X runs great on Intel processors.' Steve looked thoughtful for a moment, then said, 'Yes, Intel and PPC Macs, for a while at least; see how it works out. If IBM comes through I can stay with the PPCs, if people like the Intel processors then I can make those too.'
On the lighter side:
  • PPC people drive like THIS, while x86 people drive like HTSI
  • I freely and publically admit to being one of the people who said that no way would Apple be that stupid. I was wrong - Apple was that stupid.
  • Man, it is cold in hell today. Brr. :P
  • We are now living in the evil mirror universe
  • Apple on Intel? Yeah, right -- that's about as likely as finding out who Deep Throat is...

Posted by Ozguru at June 8, 2005 08:00 PM


You're pretty into this stuff, Oz. Me, I just hope the sucker comes on when I push the power button. Everything else is gravy.

Posted by: Old Horsetail Snake at June 9, 2005 04:04 AM

Alot of people are just not going to get the "PPC people drive like THIS, while x86 people drive like HTSI" thing but I was ROFL. As a side note I now have to clean the garage, paint the house and clean the den thanks to Steve Jobs causing hell to freeze over.

Posted by: skipjack at June 9, 2005 12:54 PM

Skipjack: I was wondering if anyone would ask about it but nobody has yet...

Posted by: Ozguru at June 9, 2005 09:39 PM

Old Hoss: If enough people think that way then Apple won't have a problem...

Unfortunately (for the shareholders like me), I suspect that people will not be that intelligent or rational :-)

Posted by: Ozguru at June 9, 2005 09:41 PM

I think your readers will either be smart enought to work it out or non-geeky enough to have missed the joke.

Posted by: Rofl at June 10, 2005 12:23 AM

Oh, and just to prove I belong in the first category like SkipJack - let me explain that there is this thing called byte-ordering and Intel does it arse-backwards. Hence the T and H are inverted as are the I and S.
This is called the 'endian' problem after Swift's discussion of the fight between those who cut off the thin-end of the egg and those who cut off the thick-end.

Posted by: Rofl at June 10, 2005 12:25 AM

Thanks Rofl I always wondered how they came up with endain

Posted by: skipjack at June 10, 2005 03:56 PM