Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

piemmm: I very much doubt that's what drove Apple's stagnation :) that was purely a function of Motorola's lack of interest in the desktop processor market and no one else producing faster desktop class PowerPC implementations at the time.

Unlike the Intel world, where the CPU supplier's primary business is delivering fast processors, the performance of which happens to be an important selling point for computers, Apple's CPU provider was less interested in it and had other major problems to worry about.

I'm not sure how that compares of what happened to ARM/Acorn. But Apple certainly didn't stagnate due to not wanting fast CPUs. You just have to look at their advertising both before the G4 drought and the dubious claims of just how good the G5 was to see that.

Certainly it's true that for the last five years at least ARM have had no interest in the desktop processor world, concentrating instead on being very successful in the embedded systems world (similar to motorola, just without the very successful bit :).

 is a RISC OS UserDougal on 18/4/04 10:33AM
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • Adventures with a Lego-cased A7K web server
    Having previously built desktop and laptop cases of out Lego bricks, model building Peter Howkins has turned his attentions towards crafting a slim box to slid his A7000 into a rack, alongside other rackmount servers. Having pieced together the housing, Peter puts a legacy RISC OS machine through its paces as an internet-facing server.
     11 comments, latest by jess on 3/12/08 2:07PM. Published: 21 Nov 2008

  • Random article

  • Snes9x update pre-released by emulation master David McEwen: Retro Fun

     Discuss this. Published: 24 Jan 2001

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "Unless and until you are willing to produce the evidence to back up your assertions, please cease and desist making these allegations"
    Page generated in 0.045 seconds.