From all the news about the switch to Intel and and the new branch for mac x86 programming, has anyone talked about the future of the old Classic applications? Will we still be able to use OS 9? What about all the applications that we have for classic?, I know that most of the apps have been port over to osX and run just fine, and mostly only a small percent still use classic, I know that myself that I rarely even open a classic app. however, it is useful for item that i need to run. Will apple use a extra emulator to be used? a possible Mac-on-linux(probably not since it is a virtual machine and depends upon the processor structure and ROM) or use softmac express. There haas been intrest in the new MOM(Mac-on-Mac) Emulator which is very promising. In addition What of the Fate will Altivec Have, Is it on life support? or will the new x86 processors be custom made for Apple, specifically and increase in the multimedia components? There was talk of a Multi architecture processor a while back that will run multi operating systems using a software layer to switch inbetween the two. What over happend to this? I was very suprised about the annoucement of the switch, specifically when IBM announced the Cell processor and other chips from IBM, running above 3Ghz, this was promising for Apple but, we have not heard of anything about this. From all the information about the IBM roadmap was interesting and their chips derived from the Power 5-6 were very promising for apple and the Apple Customers were hoping for the best, A very big Blow to IBM for it's failure. Well a bright spot is that the Switch should allow peripherals to be come cheaper, it is easier to adapt hardware to the x86 that to PPC from more vendors than from a few. PCI ExpressX16 boards, Raid boards, and others can be adapted more easily. In addition, what of the Value of the hardware being dropped? Steve says that PPC and Intel will be supported for many years to come but what of consumers choice in the matter, what will they go for? As a MacHead myself I have a big decision to make in buying my next computer. Now I am running a G4 AGP, from the original 500 Mhz to a 1.4 Ghz chip and from a Rage Pro 128 to now a Radeon 9800 Pro with 128 Mbs of Ram. Now I have a hard choice to make the Almost $7000 that I was saving up to buy a new Power Mac 3 Ghz when they were supposably gonna come out, now being left scratching my head and being told to sit back down and wait a little bit before purchasing a new computer. What should I buy now? I love the 30 in Cinema Display, but what is gonna Run it? I am now left here waitng to jump in to either a near Dead PPC or a new Intel Machine. A problem that is hard to answer. Now I am thinking of Spending $3000 for a down payment for a new car instead. oh well... Well that's all for now some questions to be answered, Please post comments.