• Jim
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    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA

    Yasu wrote:
    Excuse me, but what is the point of PPC in 2014, really?

    There are no consumer products anymore that uses them since both the Playstation and X-Box have abandoned it. This means that no matter what anyone do, any consumer computer using PPC will be very very expensive. Maybe price isn't a problem for high end servers and such, but today when you can get a nice enough intel computer for a couple of hundred euros/dollars, why would anyone want to invest in a computer where the CPU alone costs several hundred euros/dollars (except for a handful of rich computer nerds)?

    Several hundred?
    The one I'm looking at starts at around $150.
    What's the point?
    Simple, its compatible with our current ISA.
    And there is no shortage of OS' for X86 or ARM, PPC for the end user is now pretty much ours.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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