Well, the rumors turned out to be true; Apple is switching over to Intel prcoessors inside its Macs. I suppose this is a good thing. Though I love the PowerPC architecture, IBM and ex-Moto, Freescale, just have not kept up with timely speed increases and power consumption reductions. I suppose OS X/86 running on Intel might be OK, but what excites me most is to have a well designed sleek Mac Intel laptop running Windows XP. Quite nice. John Dvorak speaks to this possibility:
"I'm on the side of benefit as Apple can now champion its design and aesthetic strategies in the world of Intel and allow people who prefer the Windows OS to actually buy a Macintosh for its design and run Windows on it. Nobody in the Mac community would suspect this, of course, but it is one of many foreseeable but unintended consequences of this announcement."
Strange too as all I think of is 'Yonada'. For the world is hollow and I have touched the Sky...