No sane developer would release x86-only products for MacOS in the next five years, simply because Macs are usually used for at least six to ten years. So just about all MacOS software will use the "new" binary format (wich isn't really new, IIRC it was introduced in NeXT). This includes code for both architectures, wich means that applications using it will run at full native speed on both architectures, without emulation. So even if Apple should move to x86 completely for say the next two or three years (wich I dought, because they still have supply contracts with Freescale wich run for a few more years, and maybe even with IBM), they could easily return to PowerPC, once their contracts with Intel run out. And of course they have other options, like licensing their PowerPC version of MacOS to some new sister-company (wich could even be controlled by Apple).
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RISC OS artist wows public with digital artwork A RISC OS-using artist has described exhibiting his digitally-created work in a public gallery as a "rewarding experience". Richard Ashbery, who used ArtWorks and Photodesk to create his images, showed off patterns and colourful illustrations to punters, who told him his work made a change from the oils and watercolour masterpieces usually exhibited. 1 comment, latest by socris on 18/11/08 4:23PM. Published: 17 Nov 2008