“The small community of hobbyists who have been installing Apple’s operating system on their netbooks [with cheap Intel Atom processors] suddenly found Monday’s update to OS X, version 10.6.2, is no longer cooperating,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes. “The real question: why now?”
“It could be nothing, of course. Or Apple could be about to strike out in a radically different direction than the one that has guided the rest of the computer industry towards cheaper, less capable versions of the notebook computers,” Caulfield writes.
“Making it more difficult to get an Atom-powered machine running OS X might be a sign Apple is preparing to introduce its own mobile processors, built around the technology it acquired from P.A. Semi in 2008,” Caulfield writes. “A powerful, power-sipping processor could be ideal for the long-rumored Apple tablet computer.”
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