Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Aug 2005 20:49 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The news that Apple is going to switch to Intel processors shook up the computing world. Many users and developers were eager to publish their opinions on the switch. However, one group of people were totally neglected during all this: resellers. Today, we feature an interview with Wim Schermer, first Dutchman to own a Mac (in 1984), and co-founder of one of the biggest Apple retail stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport. We discuss the switch to Intel, and much more.
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by Anonymous on Fri 5th Aug 2005 04:58 UTC
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Nice to hear from Wim, but when asked about Linux, he seemd like the Mac version of Martin Taylor, friendly but dismissive:

"...f you know that the base of OS X is FreeBSD, then there really aren't many arguments left to also have Linux on your Mac"

"But, there aren't many good applications for the Linux desktop."

You might as well say that since Debian works, why have any other Linux distro-people like choice. Often, an older Mac may run better under Linux than under the latest OSX, I agree, users of new models will likely prefer OS X.

Linux will not give you MS OFfice Logic, or Final Cut Pro, but do most users use those programs? I don't know about businesses and specialized software, like for dentists and small shops that like the point of sale hand holding, but how many mac users have super specialized commercial software on their macs that you won't find in Linux? ( just asking ).

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