In the '80s and '90s the Intel x86 and Motorola 68000 families were the two leading microcomputer architectures in the 16-bit/32-bit personal computer scene. The 68000s were even preferred by the purists because of its orthogonal instruction set. The Intel x86 family, although always the market leader, has been criticized for its non-orthogonal instruction set and segmented addressing.
When the Macintosh line switched to PowerPC, the Motorola 68000 family began to disappear as a contender for newly designed personal computers outside the “Wintel” ecosystem. New contenders, such as the PowerPC, ARM and MIPS, take the 68000 family’s place.
I cannot find on the internet the reason why the 68000 family fell out of favor in the personal computer market.
Can someone explain this or point me in the direction of the answer?