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Apples stands to benefit in the areas of motherboard and processor design.

Apple's switch to Intel will finally give the Cupertino company a comparable processor platform to the big name PC OEMs on both desktop and notebook machines. Apple notebooks have long had the looks to wow consumers, but their performance was really nothing to brag aboout when compared to PC notebooks. Apple could also benefit in other areas of development if the rumors of Intel's decision to design Mac motherboards become reality. The move to Intel is expected to boost Apple's worldwide marketshare from roughly 3% of the computer market to 6% by the end of 2007.


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RE: hmm i think its incomplete
By retrospooty on 1/9/2006 1:04:59 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... Exactly.

Honestly, if OSX were allowed to be installed on any x86 machine I would love to install it and have a dual XP/OSX machine. I would gladly buy OSX and make Aplle money. Since they won't do that, and I cannot buy it, I will be forced to use the pirated/cracked versions that will be available. LOL Stupid Apple again.


RE: hmm i think its incomplete
By Wahsapa on 1/10/2006 1:24:22 AM , Rating: 2
if apple sold os x for generic PCs they would charge $1000+ per copy. i know for a fact you would not pay that when you could pirate it for free anyway which youre already doing. apples not stupid, selling os x86 standalone is.


RE: hmm i think its incomplete
By ncage on 1/10/2006 12:36:40 PM , Rating: 2
How do you get that? Yes one of the biggest task would be writing drivers. A lot of that would be taken care of by the hardware manufact. If they wanted their hardware to work for this new os then they would have to write drivers for it. Please don't call something stupid without explaining yourself.


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