You must have not watched the keynote - the number of developers is strong and growing, transition to the x86 is easy, and emulation is fast.
Steve? Is that you? LOL...let me pick myself up from laughing. Someone's been gulping the koolaid
You guys are a bunch of whiners - which would you rather, that Apple stays with the PPC and dies, or switches to the x86 and lives
6 billion dollars in the bank. Highest gross margins in the industry yet someone you deduce that staying with IBM equals death? That's rich.
I am looking forward to the new machines. I think that they will be a big hit in business, because businesses can buy mac machines and experiment with switching, and load windows on the hardware if OS X doesn't work out - it removes a lot of risk.
Sure if Apple decides to support Windows installations. Oh wait Phil Schiller already stated that they won't preclude the use of installing windows but they won't support it. And knowing Microsoft neither will they. Next
Right now, the PC and the mac are the same speed, but the PC is bound to jump ahead later if they dont switch to x86.
Sure if you make Steve Jobs' RDF your own which you obviously have. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony obviously disagree that Intel is the hotspot for microprocessors tight now ..but hell what do they know??
Hell man I know when someone is pissing on my leg and telling me it's raining. If Jobs' pulls off this he will go down as they #1 marketer of all time.
As smircle says...I doubt people are going to spend $100s of dollars more for what is the exact same computer down to the CPU. It's not going to happen. Before we could all revel in Jobsian fantasy about megahertz myths and how uber cool the PowerPC was. Today he just demolished that fantasy. Apple has a much harder road now.
Longhorn is going to perform better on the same hardware it's going to be more secure and good enough to keep the denizens onboard. What we just heard today was Apple raising the white flag.