Steve Jobs not impressed with Cell!

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  1. BrionL

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    After reading Leander Kahney's musings on what may be the real motivation for dismissing the Cell, I suspect that Jobs is anything but forthright in his reasons for passing on this CPU. If I were in Jobs' shoes, the benefits of going with the Pentium are hard to pass on: DRM at the hardware level (in the D CPU), more options in the mobile sector, which could increase laptop market share (via the M CPU), greater OS flexibility (ability to run either Mac OS X and/or Windows on the same hardware without compromising performance is very appealing to potential consumers), to name a few.

    Here is Leander's editorial on Wired News regarding Apple's merger with Intel.
     
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    I think that if Steve Jobs did like Cell he would have said so. He didn't like what he saw and passed on cell.

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    Careful, Apple will be buying Intel's chips, but that doesn't mean thr two companies are merging.
     
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    A brain fart on my part. :b There is no merger, but rather a move to Intel's products.
     

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