Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Four years later: Why did Apple drop PowerPC? — It’s been four years this month since Apple announced it would drop the PowerPC architecture and switch to Intel’s x86 design. One person involved in the back-and-forth between Apple and IBM at the time provides some insight into why it happened.
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