I see this has popped up occasionally and I just wanted to get a clear
view of what people were talking about when they were suggesting Macs
are no longer Macs.
It seems a great deal of this is a result of Apple's switch to intel
processors. Is that the only thing that people are basing this
statement on? Is it the fact that with Apple's Bootcamp software you
can duel boot to XP?
If either of those are the case, what about the following:
PCs don't necessarily all have intel processors. If a PC is built
around an AMD processor, does it cease to be a PC?
A PC doesn't have to run Windows. Linux and Unix could be loaded. If
a PC runs one of those instead of Windows, does it cease to be a PC?
What if you have Windows on one partition and Linux on another? What
if you have two Linux or two Unix or some combination of OSes
duel-booting on one PC - since it's not running Windows - is it a PC?
I personally don't care if a Mac is called a PC. My personal problem
is with Microsoft and has nothing to do with PC hardware. I'm just
trying to figure out where people are coming from on this.
My personal opinion is (it should be obvious) that Macs are not PCs.
Again - I don't have some irrational, bias feeding it as I've already
stated that I don't have a problem w/ PCs. I just only see those two
arguments presented and I don't agree that the processor makes the
platform or that the OS makes the platform.