from thils article"
http://www.mac360.com/index.php/mac360/ ... t_aint_so/
"Many of the prognosticators appear to be correct. Very correct. Dvorak. Thurrott. The Wall Street Journal. They got right what Apple Insider and Think Secrect did not. Apple is switching from IBM?s speedy, powerful, and incredibly HOT PowerPC chips, to a new breed of chip manufactured by half the Wintel juggernaut, to go Intel Inside."
"The ?Intel Inside? secret has been announced numerous times in recent years, particularly as IBM failed to produce chips at speeds, quantities, and sufficiently cool to handle Apple?s requirements. In recent months, the rumors began circulating again."
so the intel chips are hotter than power pc chips, but apple is going to go with intel because the power pc couldn't meet cooling requirements, that's why apple decided to move over to the hotter intel chip......something doesn't make sense?
i'm not versed in any technical jargon so i won't even try, but if the ******answer****** is the intel chip......draw your own conclusion.
Rosetta translation? wouldn't that just be a fancy term for "emulation"? although it may work, you would most likely be taking a big performance hit. a performance hit for graphics programs like painter,photoshop etc is not a good idea. to me, that's the same as being left out in the cold. the promise to support a dying os for the next three years is like the game industry promising to continue to make games for old systems. not cutting edge and if so, far and few between.
"There should never be a reason for a CD, external hard drive, or any current form of media that shouldn't be Mac/PC compatible, unless somebody purposely formatted and loaded on the Mac OS in the first place."
for whatever reason, apple makes us choose between a "mac" ipod or a "pc" ipod.
maybe it's just the way it is. i think hard drives have to be formatted for one or the other as well. so it's probably not apple's fault. well maybe it is the fault of both apple and pc industries that make one technology not compatible with the other. i'm not that technical.
as for viruses,
firefox will solve most problems.
make sure you log on as a "limited" user, not "admin" when surfing the net.
use "admin" account only to install/uninstal programs and change system settings.
don't take any of my ramblings to be anti mac, though i've been burned twice(newton, 1st generation power pc with nubus). i think apple makes an elegant interface, as well as design. all this hoopla about shaving scant seconds off of benchmarks is fun to look at and brag about but in the real world a top performing machine is sweet no matter what brand you buy.
actually i think my next machine may have an athlon64 chip in it