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Apple's NZ distributor happy with Intel decision

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Apple's decision to switch from IBM to Intel chips isn't fazing Renaissance, Apple's New Zealand distributor.

"It's very exciting news, but it's very early days yet," says Renaissance's Apple division head, Steve Ford.

IBM Left in the Dark

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Apple purportedly pulled a bit of a fast one on IBM, with Jobs only informing IBM of the decision late in the day Friday, right before Monday's big announcement. IBM apparently learned of the possibility of the deal the way most of us did, through news reports.

Developers get taste of Intel-based Macs

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In late-night sessions this week, Apple developers have been getting their first look at how much work they have ahead to convert their programs to run on Intel-based Macs.

Apple & Intel: What you need to know

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Apple’s startling announcement that it will begin a transition away from PowerPC chips to Intel-made processors has left Mac fans’ heads spinning, and not just because a former “enemy” of the Mac is now counted among its allies. What do you need to know?

Apple's Intel switch doesn't spell security doom

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Apple's switch to Intel chips does not spell the start of Windows PC-style security problems for Macs, experts say.

Apple opens up open-source effort

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Apple Computer has expanded its open-source operations, cheering volunteer Web browser coders who had raised complaints against the computer maker.

What does Apple’s move mean for Linux?

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Now that the rumors have turned out to be true, what is this going to mean for Linux — if anything?

Apple to Switch Macs to Intel Chips

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Apple Confirms Plans to Switch Its Macintosh Line to Microprocessors Built by Intel

Apple to ditch IBM, switch to Intel chips

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Despite denials when the story was first leaked by Wall Street Journal last month, Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it's scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel's microprocessors.

Apple considers Intel for Macs - or not

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Apple Computer Inc. has been in talks that could lead to a decision soon to use Intel Corp. chips in its Macintosh computer line, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. But Apple said the news should be placed 'in the category of rumour and speculation'.

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