Mac: Intel Inside

Well, they did it.. Jobs announced at WWDC that the Mac will be using Intel processors. They'll have a P4 3.6ghz developer system available for $999 for developers to start porting their stuff.

I still don't like it much but it does mean the Mac can gain a lot of performance in a short time span.  They can't build a Powerbook with a G5 but there are plenty of fast x86 laptop processors.

And it means that thanks to the competition in the PC market between Intel and AMD, they can build systems that are competitively priced. 

Too bad IBM screwed this up..