Fallout of “Macintel” Announcement

I’m still digesting today’s Apple/Intel announcement. A few thoughts:

  • Ditching PowerPC is a smart, albeit risky move for Apple
  • I wish they had chosen AMD instead of Intel
  • AMD is far more congruent with Apple’s “cool alternative” image
  • They’re a lot closer to being an AMD customer than they were yesterday
  • Rosetta (the PPC emulation layer) better be really good
  • The WINE project may suddenly experience a giant influx patches from Apple engineers

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