Tuesday June 07, 2005
I’ll happily admit that I did not see Apple switching to Intel right now. In fact, I denied it as the loose rumor it felt like. But here we are.
The fact that Mac OSX has been living “a secret double” life in Cupertino should be no secret to anyone who have done their homework on the foundation of OSX. Just-in-case is a good enough reason for that.
At first I didn’t know what to think, but since then and the news being somewhat settled in I realize that this is in general a Good Thing™. With the help of the developers, Apple now theoretically has the option of switching the architecture back and forth should the need arise, or simply if one product range makes more since to use one CPU. However that probably won’t be the case, as the man said, this is a transition. Transitions might have backups, but the main purpose of it is to transit into something else; Intel powered. At least for now.
While in general being a Good Thing™, I think there’s a few things which will be interesting to see how they play out.
I for one, welcome our new Intel overlords. But I hope we’ll never see that “Intel Inside” sticker on a mac or hear that jingle in any Apple commercial.