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

“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