Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2006 21:18 UTC, submitted by Macino
Red Hat Imagine a world where you could run both Linux and Apple operating systems on the same high-performance Mac laptop. That day may be coming sooner than Mac fans think. Red Hat has confirmed it is pursuing the development of a Linux distribution for the new Intel-based Macs. Red Hat is no stranger to Macintosh - Fedora and other Linux distributions support the PowerPC architecture once used by Apple - but there are challenges to bringing Linux to the MacBook Pro. It appears the opportunities outweigh the challenges, though, with potential repercussions for Microsoft if the market clamors for Red Hat Linux-enabled MacBook Pros.
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perfect sense
by TechGeek on Fri 27th Jan 2006 16:46 UTC
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2006-01-14

Actually, this makes perfect sense. This gives them the opportunity to support a quality laptop. Apple is much more likely to play nicely with Red Hat since they have a unix based OS. Imagine a linux laptop where every feature is supported. It really requires EFI to get past all the hacks that make up todays BIOS. This isnt about Mac users. They already have OS support on their laptops. But this could be big for linux users.

TG

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