Intel Inside, or on Apples?

A few days back, rumors emerged that Apple may be considering Intel chips for Macs. No sooner mentioned, then folks were putting their two cents in as to why it won’t ever happen.

But then Paul Otellini, the new CEO of Intel, is questioned about some security issues during a recent conference, and he readily admits that there may be more secure options than Wintel available for consumers, as we speak. Of course, he was actually pressed on whether Apple computers would be a better option for security conscious consumers when he made the comment, but I didn’t want to rub it in.

I own a Wintel platform, but the Intel side sees a lot more time in Linux, and I am typing this entry on my Apple Powerbook (which after only two months of use, now accounts for more than 90% of computing time). And, no viruses, no spyware, and fewer spams (via Entourage).