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Will Macs be better with Intel inside?

It's official. Steve Jobs announced Monday that Apple will switch to Intel chips. What does the move mean for consumers?

Years of speculation came to an end Monday, when Steve Jobs announced that Apple will be switching to Intel chips for its Mac line of PCs. Jobs said in his keynote speech at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco that Apple has built Mac OS X with the ability to run on Intel chips since its inception, so much of the work in making the switch is done. But developers will have to work to get their applications running on Intel hardware. Will the switch improve the Mac's performance?