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Tech: Intel sets 4GHz goal; tech job recovery...

updated 08:20 pm EST, Thu November 20, 2003

Intel aims for 4GHz

Evening tech news: Intel intends to break the and that the integration of newly acquired rival Handspring was on track.




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    Hello!

    Slow newsday? Of course Intel is going to break 4ghz, IBM is going to break 3 Ghz, Motorola is going to break 2... oh well, maybe not Motorola, that POS that held Apple back.

    Why is this even news?

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    to bug

    jerks like you.

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    Keep going, Intel!

    Keep on pushing that creaky old architecture... faster, faster!

    Intel knows their backs are against the wall... the G5 scales well, and IBM is poised to overtake them GHz-wise, eventually. I can't help but wonder how the Wintel fanboys will pooh-pooh Macs once that happens.

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    not very likely

    "IBM is poised to overtake them GHz-wise"?

    What are you smoking?

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    re: not very likely

    I *said* "eventually," dumbass!

    The 2.0GHz G5 came out in June 2003 and Apple/IBM are shooting for 3GHz before September 2004. That's a maximum of 15 months to increase clock speed by 1GHz.

    The 2.0GHz P4 came out on August 27. 2001. The 3.0GHz P4 came out November 14, 2002. Intel hopes to hit 4GHz sometime in 2004. If they were going to do it by spring, they would have said so. Therefore, we can infer that they will take longer than 15 months to increase their clock speed by 1GHz.

    If both chips' development continues at relatively the same pace, logic dictates that the G5 will eventually overtake the P4 in terms of clock speed.

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    Barrier?

    When was 4GHz ever a 'barrier'...

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    These will take forever..

    Really now does Apple has to pay allegiance to any specific processor. According to Jobs porting Panther to Intel is really easy. Take note that other computer brands out there, don't have to deal with this problem since they have models which carries different brand of processor. Allowing the consumers decide for themselves.

    So the issue here is not really the processor, but providing consumers some real options.

    Furthermore, Apple should not feel threatened if Panther gets into the pc boxes. Its actually a great maketing strategy to promote Apple-- "Panther inside". Since this will only promote awareness to consumers. Wouldn't it be a great to see those "Apples" inside the their pcs reminding them "It actually works better with the mac!".

    What can we learn from Quicktime, Firewire, iPod and iTunes-- it is possible.

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    Hmmmm...

    As a former computer salesmen I have experienced many times customers stopping and adoring Apple products but would immediately turned off once they learned of the following:
    1. Its not running a standard OS (Windoze)
    2. Their current apps wont run.
    3. The processor is not Intel.

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    poor intel...

    maybe they will catch up with the G5 someday....then again, probably not.

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    Its time to expand

    The days of "Thinking differently" is gone. With Longhorn well long overdue and Windoze security in question, its about to time to take the the lead. But these pc -user sill not easily and blindly migrate. Apple must initiate the integration first, before it could lead.

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