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It is true that lots of different things happened in 2005. This news submission covers some of the more important switches that occurred.

There have been many jaw-droppers during 2005 in the tech industry.  The most shocking "switch" for many users was probably Apple's decision to use Intel based processors.  Engadget covers that shocker along with Microsoft's decision to use the PowerPC for Xbox 360 and Palm's use of the Windows Mobile operating system:

In the Chinese calendar, 2005 was the Year of the Rooster, and many companies were served a wakeup call as the months passed. More than any year in at least the past decade, 2005 stood out as a time when far more than just the iPod got shuffled. Sacred cows were tipped as companies embraced major technological and sometimes philosophical switches in order to court new markets or move in new directions.


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