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Linux Journal: The (Near) Future of PowerPC and Linux

Sep 04, 2005, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kai Staats)

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"In June of this year, Apple announced a two-year migration away from the PowerPC to an Intel CPU. Although this transition marks a pivotal point in Apple's history, the ramifications to a wide-spread, dedicated, diverse PowerPC user base may not be immediately obvious to the CPU agnostic end user.

"Architecture religion aside, the PowerPC historically has offered an improved price/performance/power-consumption/density ratio wherein particular high performance codes are found to run at a much higher level of performance than on their x86/ia64 counterparts..."

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