If you haven’t heard, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced the migration of the Macintosh OS to the Intel chipset. If you have heard but don’t know what to make of this news, maybe I can help…
All the techie websites I frequent spent most of the weekend posting all kinds of theories as to why Apple would make such a move, ranging from the rather mundane—IBM can’t make a G5 chip small enough for a Powerbook—to the wildly speculative—Apple needs Intel Digital Rights Management for a new set-top movie downloading machine.
Maybe it’s only because of stockholder pressure, but what I think is really happening here is that Apple is finally stepping up to the plate; after so many years of smugly touting its superior operating system Mac OS X will soon be available for “the rest of the rest of us”. And with only $150 CAD standing between them and the Mac OS, every PC user who keeps telling me how much Macs suck without ever having spent any time with one will finally have the means to an informed opinion on the subject!