Apple’s Intel Move Increases Its Business Prospects. Apple says that it couldn’t get what it needed in powerful, cool running processors from IBM or Freescale Semiconductor. As a result, Apple will migrate its Mac hardware onto Intel chips starting in the summer of 2006, finishing the job within a year. Apple will continue to require its hardware to run Mac OS X, but the presence of an Intel chip at the heart of the Mac opens up other interesting possibilities. It will become much easier to run Windows, Windows applications, and Linux apps on a Mac, creating new interest from ISVs and offering interesting options to businesses looking for flexible hardware for power users. By Frank E. Gillett, Simon Yates. [Forrester Research: Forrester Whole View]

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