Per Chris Pirello, Microsoft now faces a big threat from Apple running with Intel procs. He lays out an interestng scenario worth reading, IMO. Here 'tis... "Fast forward two years from now. Vista has been released and is already looking stale. Apple announces "Eleven," with even more media-centric applications that further enhance your digital lifestyle. You still don't care about OS X because it's off your radar and completely out of your reach. Then, Steve Jobs makes the announcement of the century: OS X is now pre-installed along with Windows Vista on all Dell machines. Woah. In a heartbeat, the industry changes. There's no longer "Macs" and "PCs" - there's just a computer. Benchmarks are finally made relevant, with the ability to try software and tasks on one OS - then reboot and try them on another. Linux is completely out of the picture as a desktop operating system, further marginalized by OS X's FreeBSD stable underpinnings. Consumers purchase Dells to experience both leading OSes first-hand. Many ultimately switch to Apple-only hardware, and others stick with what seems familiar. It's not completely out of the question, provided Apple doesn't do something stupid again. Their arrogance continues with campaigns that claim: "What's an Intel chip doing in a Mac? A whole lot more than it's ever done in a PC." That's a load of bull, but my crystal ball prediction is still quite possible. Watch it happen."