IBM and the power pc

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac15, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    It's strange that IBM make apples G3s but they don't put any power pcs in thier own computers they use pentiums. This was strange to me.

    And did IBM put their own chips in their computers when they made OS/2
    just wondering
  2. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    IBM use the PPC on serveral of their high end models (servers and stuff). On their consumer products they use the Pentium chip, because you can't run Windoze on a PPC chip.
  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    Pentiums are made by Intel....

    I don't think this has anything to do w/ith the PowerPC processor....

    I think Microsoft, if anything, has a deal with the PC processor manufacturers to put only those in the machines with their OS....

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