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June 6, 2005

Apple on x86: It's Official

According to Steve Jobs, it's official, MacOS X will run on the x86 architecture [slashdot.org]. The fact that it runs on x86 is no surprise since the core of the operating system is based on a Unix variantand don't forget the rumors over the years that Apple had a lab running MacOS on x86 hardware. Finally, the "open source" version of MacOS X, Darwin has almost always (?) run on x86 hardware.

One of the major problems with this announcement is that MacOS X for Intel won't be available for consumers until next year. However, I can hear the torrent trackers salivating right now...

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft counters.

Posted by Guy at June 6, 2005 1:36 PM