Sunday, June 12, 2005

Apple and IBM, What Really Happened?

There are some reports of what really happened between Apple and IBM. If the reason cited (Apple cannot pay the price IBM wants to take the PowerPC roadmap further while making a profit) is true, it's really a sad story. Volume beats everything. Look at Dell vs. Mac (i.e. ugly vs. beautiful). Look at Intel vs. PowerPC. What's left as an Intel alternative? MIPS is niche. SPARC is niche. Apparently only AMD.

Nevertheless, Mac on Intel is a good thing. I look forward to the time when all my home computing needs can be satistified by one Mac running Mac OS X, Windows and Linux on the same machine at the same time. I am thrilled at the thought of owning my first piece of beautiful PC hardware in about a year.