Hey Im sure they did it for a good reason / wich I think its the money.Come on now , I do understand thet part of "OS was so stable " but hey face it changing Mac will make there pockets fatter . Now what would you do if you was in that situation nowadays is linux or Windows, you really dont here APP in there . Now what they are doing is going to the river where the more fishes are .
It was unavoidable. IBM have no where near the funds for research for PPCs that Intel spend on R&D for their chips. G5s werent going to be able to go into laptops and there was still no (as far as we know) 3ghz G5. Apple couldn't move on as far as I can see without switching. it's a shame and I'm sure Apple would rather have stayed with PPCs and been able to have G5 ibooks and powerbooks on the shelves alongside 3ghz+ Dual G5 desktops, but that wasn't to be the case.
Originally posted by Rob83 It's a disgrace. One advantage of Apple was everything was made by them, supported fully by them, which is why their OS was so stable, they knew the ins and outs of their processor.
Now they've sold out to Intel. Such a shame.
I find that post quite odd... as has been pointed out, they did not manufacture many of their components.
On another note I think it would be beneficial to listen to Steve Jobs recent keynote. It provided a lot of information on the switch. Would post more but I'm at work.