Steve Jobs confirms rumors - Apple to transition to Intel CPUs

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    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    Tom's Hardware Guide

    I cannot wait for the transition. This is very exciting news. I have always been a big fan of Apple and their OS. But I have never been happy with the speed of their systems.

    I am curious as to where they are going to go with the OS now. Will Wintel applications run on the new Apple OS? If so, it will be a big plus for the end users who want an easier operating system. Personally, if I could run all my Wintel applications on an Apple OS, without any degradation in performance, I’d switch.
     
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    Intel? Apple should have chosen AMD - their CPUs are clearly better than Intel in overall value!
     
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    one reason apple switch was because of IBM production problem......
    one reason why AMD never really gain much more market share than they can is because of production problem. ( not really problem but they just don't have as much fabs... )

    So really switch to intel makes a lot of sense. Laptop is outselling desktop. And Intel Centrino have a Great Roadmap a head. While Desktop conterpart will also be great in 2006 - 2007 period ( PM based Dual Core with HT and 64Bit? )
     
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    Intel already introduced a dual core, the Pentium D:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050405/index.html

    Tom's comparison of the 600 series Pentium and Athalon 64 FX-55 is more sane:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050221/index.html

    They are also stress testing the dual cores:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20050603/index.html
     
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