yet another interesting read from . some of us... well we were not shocked, but we were surprised when microsoft announced that the next gen microsoft console (xbox 360) would use the IBM PowerPC processor that Apple machines are often so fond of. Well it seems Apple has announced that starting in 2006 Macs will suport Intel processors and eventually replace the PowerPC processor with Intels brand.

Apple to Use Intel Microprocessors Beginning in 2006
>> With the Xbox 360 we will now have a WindowsNT kernel running on the IBM PowerPC ... which has been the CPU used by Apple for many years now. But today Apple announced they will move Mac OS to Intel microprocessors.
From an Apple Pressrelease:
At its Worldwide Developer Conference today, Apple announced plans to deliver models of its Macintosh computers using Intel microprocessors by this time next year, and to transition all of its Macs to using Intel microprocessors by the end of 2007. Apple previewed a version of its critically acclaimed operating system, Mac OS X Tiger, running on an Intel-based Mac to the over 3,800 developers attending CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote address. Apple also announced the availability of a Developer Transition Kit, consisting of an Intel-based Mac development system along with preview versions of Apple’s software, which will allow developers to prepare versions of their applications which will run on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best personal computers in the world, and looking ahead Intel has the strongest processor roadmap by far,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
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(June 6 17:01 EST) - (direct link to article)
(Posted by:: XanTium)