> What ever happened to the PC version of PowerPC computers?
> The Power Mac has been out for quite a while, but I've seen and heard
> nothing about the PC version for a good 18 months.
> Has Intel such a strong hold on things PC that the PC version was "canned",
> as one person suggested? I dunno...
> Just an inquiring mind,
> <> How will computers be made when oil runs out?
Well, this is not quite true. Both IBM and Motorola have PCI/ISA systems driven
by PPC603 and 604 for roughly a year now. The problem is that they
don't show up in the mass market since there is now "light-weight" OS for them,
let alone apps.
Those boxes usually are run with Windows NT (Motorola preference) or
AIX (IBMs version of UNIX). Both can't be recommended for Joe Ordinary, I guess.
Solaris for PPC is announced, and if IBM weren't so lame, we could have
OS/2 for PPC too.