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Dec 22, 2006, 01:55 PM
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Link: Good-bye PowerPC and Classic mode, hello Intel and the road ahead... (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061222145518)
Description:: After 22 years, Apple has retired the Classic Mac OS. After 12 years, Apple left the PowerPC behind. The future belongs to Intel and Mac OS X.

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Dec 22, 2006, 02:25 PM
apple will let intel rest after.....2 years to follow the trend :p

Dec 22, 2006, 03:04 PM
The author of this article makes mention of how Apple shouldn't rest on its laurels with a new Microsoft competitor out there in the form of the Zune, but I think that argument is defeated by the sentiments expressed in this excerpt from RoughlyDrafted:

Good Enough
The iPod doesn't really offer a lot of gadget interest, apart from offering a slick looking interface inside a tightly engineered package. More than anything else, the iPod is just plain functional. It plays music. Because it does its core job so well, it can be put to use to do other things where it isn't the absolute best, but is good enough.

In other words, Apple beat MS to the punch with a cheap device (I use the phrase loosely, as in price, not quality) that's good enough for most people.

Dec 23, 2006, 07:20 PM
Good article, enjoyed reading it.

I don't know if this is smugness as demonstrated by Apple regarding Windows, but they really have slightly more than their foot in the door with the iPod, and the Zune is gonna have a hard time, I think.

Apple have ended up making a product that even the British media has had a hard time taking apart. For example, I remember hearing a piece about how the iPod's weren't "built to last"... Mine's lasted 3 years so far, and I'm not the most careful of owners...

The Zune has come out, and people were making a big fuss about how it's got superior features, when in actual fact it's missing some core features such as the ability to play podcasts! This seems silly to me.


Good article! (as I said)