I doubt Apple would consider buying out Motorola's Semiconductor business.
But, concerning "processor switch."Phil 3D ( ---.lucasfilm.com ) posted information concerning just that, at the following link.
G5 to be renamed Athlon <hr></blockquote>
In my own little fantasy, the reason test boxes are sealed is due to the fact that the cpu's inside are AMD :eek: . Apple's "Black Hole" department(where no information escapes... he he) secretly worked a deal w/ AMD to manufacture cpu's for their powermacs.
The reason Altivec
didn't scale properly in early prototypes was due to the fact that it wasn't Altivec, it is AMD's version. The reason Photoshop seems behind in developing their software for OS X is they are optimizing for AMD's cpu.
It even explains why there is no mention of Altivec on Motorola's roadmap for the G5 cpu. Why, because there never will be.
It all is becoming sooo clear. Well, back to my Jack Daniels crystal ball. My crystal ball may not be as accurate as ATAT's, but it is a lot more fun.
I found the above link in a post by Onyxx @ Macrumors
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