Apple-Intel Transition

Apple-Intel Transition

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Apple-Intel transition was the process of changing the CPU of Macintosh computers from PowerPC processors to Intel x86 processors. The transition became public knowledge at the 2005 Worldwide Developers Conference, when Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs made the announcement that the company would make a transition from the use of PowerPC microprocessors supplied by Freescale and IBM in its Macintosh computers, to processors designed and manufactured by Intel, a chief supplier for most of Apple's competitors. The transition marked Apple's third migration of its computer line to a new CPU architecture. The first was the switch from the 8-bit 6502 in the Apple II series to the Motorola 68k architecture of the original Macintosh 128k and the second was the changeover of the Macintosh platform from the 68k to PowerPC. Apple is one of the few personal computer companies to have successfully completed such a transition - including Commodore and Atari.show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Fidel
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136684691
  • 9786136684697