The end is nigh
I've just found out that Apple are moving to Intel x86 processors in 2007.
This saddens me in ways that only other geeks can understand. I know that
x86 processors are currently faster than PowerPC, but that has to change
doesn't it? x86 is a fantastic platform for single processor machines, like
the current crop of desktop computers, but that has to change in the short
term. Intel have plans to role out multi-core x86 chips, but they're already
being beaten at their own game by AMD.
PowerPC is the architecture for the future when it comes to multi-core
processors - look at the new crop of games console - even they know that the
future of performance processing is multi-core PPC - x86 has always been a
dogs dinner in comparison.