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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

Even more thoughts on Apple

I've had the chance to quietly think this over while at work...

No way in hell that Apple will *ever* make OSX run on off-the-shelf Pentium processors; so far almost everyone agrees. It would be stupid; they'd be killing off their entire profitable hardware division. They will never ever do that. Remember, the first thing Steve Jobs did when he returned to Apple was: Killing the clones.

Do you really think he's gonna open up OSX now? Exactly now, when piracy is rampant? No way in hell.

I've had a day to think about this, and as far as I'm concerned, Apple *will not* switch to Intel for their iBooks, Powerbooks, iMacs, Powermacs, Mini Macs and eMacs. It is far more likely that Apple is working on either a PDA-like device, or more of a tablet-like computer-- using the Intel Xscale processor. Apple has recently filed a series of patents regarding a tablet-like computer.

Also, there are two news items that DO NOT support Cnet's claim that Apple will make a full transition to x86. First off, analysts are expecting that Apple will reveal dual-core G5s and notebook G5s this week at the WWDC. This is news from yesterday. Also, IBM has *just* transferred a group of people to work on the Power6 architecture, the next generation of POWER, targetting 6ghz.

These newsbits *do not* confirm Cnet's findings. I'm not implying that Cnet is wrong, oh no, I'm just implying that Cnet may have taken it a few steps too far (a new tablet-like computer, for instance, based on Intel hardware does not mean a full shift towards x86).

Anyhow, monday, 19:00 CET, Job's Keynote. They better stream it, goddamnit.
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7:07 PM, by Anonymous Anonymous

they usually stream it a few days later. Just go to macminute.com they will have off-the-minute updating.

Eugenia    



11:12 AM, by Anonymous Anonymous

Wall Street Journal earlier today confirmed CNET's story btw...

Eugenia    



2:00 PM, by Blogger Thom Holwerda

Yeah, I know, I've put that up on Expert Zone as an update here earlier this morning. The Inq also confirms.    



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