So, Apple has made this migration to intel... Be it, Fall 2006 or so when Apple ditched the RISC and went with CISC. Was it a good decision? Is CISC computing really "better?" I remember the days of PowerPC Macintosh vividly, the excitement at using these PowerPC computers, the Power Macintosh, and watching it perform, the code was executed and went through the processor in a much different way than these very short-path connections on the intel bus... Apple says...it's all in the software, not the hardware...Apple has this new Lion operating system in the works, but it will only work on intel processors, just as Snow Leopard. Is there any hope for Apple in the line? Are they only concerned with money at this point? Where has the personal computing experience gone? Where has Apple education and Apple business gone? Where is Apple going with all of this? I have done much thinking about this in the past few days and weeks. Is this a contract license deal with intel, ie is Apple obligated to use intel for their Macs in any sort of way? Has Apple even considered going with IBM on a contract for POWER? Would this mean a complete re-write of the code? Is it too late? When will the days of RISC for Macintosh be reborn? When will Reduced-Input Set Computing be recognized by Steve Jobs as still viable and alive and a true core of the Personal computing experience for us fellow Mac users? I really hope Apple considers this one seriously. These intel Macs do not feel the same, they just simply don't feel the same. They are like grease-lighting...but they are not anything like the PowerPC was. The computing experience on PowerPC felt "real" Point, click, and the commands felt real, not "hyper-quick" like they do on intel machines, but the computing experience felt REAL! Leopard for that matter may run "slower" on PowerPC, but I remember my first experience at CompUSA with a G5 2.0GHz and a 30" Cinema Display (Tiger, I believe). I felt I was using a SuperComputer. I was completely in awe....again, it comes down to the processor and bus architecture here. The current Mac lineup...is not a Mac, it's a PC that can run a Unix/FreeBSD variant of NeXTStep, which we call Mac OS X...The intel "Mac" is not truly a Mac in my eyes because at it's core lies a CISC processor. Yes, CISC, the same type of processor that Apple boasted about the Wallstreet PowerBooks -- "It eats Pentiums for Lunch" Apple was once very proud to distance themselves from the CISC world and be different. Where has the era of "Thinking different" really gone??? So, Apple may say RISC is dead because they could not reach that lofty "3.0GHz" goal...when Apple was racing to compete in processor clock frequency with competitors...that is what the goal was in the intel migration, yes? To compete with the PC world, to bring people over to the Mac? Right? But the real issue at hand here is the Personal Computing experience. The experience you have when operating the computer. Each one of these "Mac Apps" goes through the processor, and most of them are coded for intel/CISC, because that is all that Apple is shipping...Intel/CISC-based Macs. Apple needs to seriously think this one over. Where have we gone? The vibrant character of Apple pride in Computing has gone to iPads, iPhones, and other gadgets, it has all come down to numbers, and we are left with nothing (for the Power Macintosh) I think there is still some variable of hope in rethinking this one. This is a deep one for me, and I have been thinking about it for days.