Archive | June 6, 2005

Apple OS X runs on Intel hardware, has for five years…

OSNews posts Confirmed: Apple to use Intel Chips. “Mac OS X has been leading a secret double life. There have been rumors to this effect… We’ve had teams working on the ‘just in case’ scenario.” said Steve Jobs. Apple will ship a Mac with Intel processors by June 6th, 2006, as reports said. It should be complete by June 2007. Says that Intel offers a better roadmap for the markets that Apple services. Jobs talked about IBM missing the 3 GHz mark for the G5, and in not being able to put one in a PowerBook. Today’s WWDC keynote demonstration has been done entirely on an Intel Mac. Developers applauded Steve when he said that both processors would be supported for a long time and the core to this will be universal binaries (as I predicted yesterday).”

I’m following along on Brian Jepson’s blog. If the keynote was simulcast, I couldn’t find the link. Bummer. Perhaps Apple will post the keynote later.

I find the idea of OS X on Intel intriguing. I wonder if it will run on anything other than Apple-branded hardware.

Apple Press Release

MacMerc is also posting the keynote, although their server seems to be melting…

Apple stock is rising (disclosure: I am a minority stockholder, a tiny minority), but how long will it be before investors realize that PowerPC sales are likely to tank with new Intel models a year away? The Rosetta technology Apple is using promises full binary compatibility between the two machines, but buyers tend to be shy…

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes

This work by Ted Roche is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.