I don’t know why, but it bothers the heck out of me. I’ve been all thinking about ditching Mac OS X and installing Linux lately, and that’s just crazy talk. (It’s hard enough being on an open source OS without also being on a minority platform for that open source OS.)
Best I can figure is, it seems like the support of Apple is the only thing making this unusual platform, PowerPC, not a complete dead end road (a la Amiga). Like, they were telling us all this time, “hey, this is great, it’s definitely worth being on mutant hardware, don’t worry, we’ll take care of you,” and then suddenly, bam, no, I don’t think so. And it’s not like the Intel stuff is a better, more advanced version of the powerPC stuff, like the G3/G4/G5 were. It’s just the stuff the Windows and Linux guys had the whole time, and we didn’t.
I know that Apple will support the PowerPC for a while, but they won’t support it forever, and third party developers will probably bail as soon as they can get away with it. The PowerPC is now a deadend platform for personal computing.
That’s the best I can articulate it. It’s not really a rational conclusion though, it’s more this inarticulate feeling of annoyance and disgust. The rational explanation is post hoc.