Not a Rumor Anymore: Apple WILL move to Intel (Was: Re: Rumor
Mill: Apple explores use of Intel chips)
kplug at thebucks.net
Mon Jun 6 18:33:02 PDT 2005
Andrew Lentvorski wrote:
> I don't know how they expect to stop people, though (see iTunes, for
> example). You would actually have to use some non-standard part to do
> that. Now that they are going to x86, the business pressures will all
> mitigate against doing that.
Work with Intel to produce an "Apple Only" Pentium X with a different
vendor_id (IntelApple rather than GenuineIntel or whatever).
Code OS X so it will only boot on processors with that vendor_id.
Use DMCA as club to enforce the restriction.
Sure, people will get around it, but you only need to make it difficult
enough to stop 95% of the people.
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