Commentary on the keynote...
After reporting the keynote live to you, I want to share a few of my thoughts. I guess I'll post again in a few hours, when I've spent some more time thinking about it. But here it goes:
Apple seems to be confident about this move, and they certainly do
have a plan here. Since they'll support both PPC and intel Mac hardware for quite a while, buying a PPC Mac now is certainly not a bad investment. This will become a bit unclear, though, after Apple releases their first Mac based on an intel CPU in June next year. Will people still buy, say, a PowerMac G5 then - even though they know that much better - or at least much different - hardware is coming in less than six months?
And now on to the probably greatest fear of Apple: How many hackers does it take to find out how to install Mac OS X for intel Macs on "any" PC? Only one. The one who's going to be successful. ;) Well: Apple probably has given this quite
some thought, too.
And the final thought for now: What about Windows apps and Windows on intel Macs? How "PC" are those intel Macs? I'm pretty sure we'll hear more about these things in the coming days and weeks...