We Could…But We Won’t

By Deane Barker on November 5, 2003

Apple says could move to Intel, but happy with IBM: Good thing Jobs made this call, or I might be able to run OS X on a $400 white box machine. Horrors.

The latest version of the Mac OS X operating system could easily run on Intel chips, but Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs said on Wednesday that the company has little interest in changing processors.

It’s perfectly technically feasible to port Panther to any processor,’ Jobs said at a meeting with financial analysts. But Jobs said the company is happy with IBM’s PowerPC family of chips and feels the performance is ‘quite competitive.’