I tried submitting this to news as an interesting read, but apparantly it has never made it. It's not what you think it is all over again rumor mongering about AMD in Macs, but I caught this interesting page on Microprocessor Report. http://www.mdronline.com/mpr_public/editorials/edit16_43.html Titled "AMD Picks PowerPC Over NexGen" in the middle of the webpage, it mentions AMD and their $400M deal with the AIM alliance with the PowerPC platform. Interesting that they report that AMD already has engineers working on their own PowerPC deriative, but I haven't seen it. Maybe it turned out to be the AMD Athlon? I'm not sure if this page is full of rubbish, but it's an interesting read--especially when it's entitled "The End of x86."