• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 2718 from 2003/2/24
    @ Jim


    Jim wrote:

    takemehomegrandma wrote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:

    ARM-based roadmap contains next-gen SoC while Power-based roadmap doesn't. From this can be concluded that from NXP there will not only be no successor to the e6500/e6501 core (which was already evident before) but also no new SoC based on e6500/e6501 core.

    The PPC future looks very bright.

    Actually, that was a pretty good run at the end when you consider how many generations of Power have been created since Freescale was involved in creating cpus for desktop use.

    Come on, when Apple pulled the plug was when everything interesting stopped regarding PPC for our context. Essentially, it has merely been a long line of SoC's for printers and routers since then, more or less high end, but the same nevertheless, while true desktop developed in a different path. Since Apple moved away, PPC has been a very bad architecture for a desktop OS to have its future tied to...


    I, for one, am not crowing at the idea of returning (once again) to Intel.

    Why should anyone care about CPU, as long as it's powerful enough, available enough and cheap enough?


    It isn't as painful as the last time, but there is still the lingering worry that if Intel's marketshare becomes too high that their creativity will stagnate.

    There are illuminating examples in this very thread how the ARM architecture is catching up and starting to chase Intel with a blow torch in its ass in various market segments, with a trend that extrapolated suggests that this will become even more true in the future.


    I hope we don't see another fiasco like the P4 in the future.

    OMG, did you just put more emphasis on the P4 than a forgotten parenthesis in CPU history? :-o
    MorphOS is Amiga done right! :-)
    MorphOS NG will be AROS done right! :-)
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