For those of you out of the apple loop this is a major event. Intel has not been at all happy with Microsoft as they have been using AMD as a leverage arms against Intel in terms of pricing etc.
Intel will be merging in time with Apple now and this spells some serious trouble for Microsoft. IBM above all has been having problems in also developing reliable chips in the G5 range for the powerbooks and with laptops outselling desktops in 2004 you can begin to understand why Apple needs to move on.
The thing I am wondering though is that if anyone is looking to buy a mac now are you going to hold off until the intels come out?