Linked by David Adams on Sat 1st Jan 2005 18:45 UTC, submitted by Somynona
Editorial "Despite its current misadventure with Linux, Sun isn't in the generic desktop computer business. The Java desktop is cool, but it's a solution driven by necessity, not excellence. In comparison, putting Mac OS X on the Sunray desktop would be an insanely great solution for Sun." read the rest macnewsworld.com
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x86 MacOSX port
by butters on Sun 2nd Jan 2005 02:45 UTC

It makes no sense (at this stage in the game) to port OSX to x86. I think 2004 represented the very beginning of the end for the ancient ISA. If Apple was to port OSX to x86, they would have (if not should have) begun working on that right after the original PPC launch.

Apple has a range of technologies that are widely deployable across much of the market, but has yet to leverage their position in this respect. Spreading the gospel of OSX from the embedded client to the data center is possible only by embracing commodity hardware. The only way that Apple can fight the onslaught of commodity software systems (read: mostly Linux) is by reacting more quickly to coming revolutions in computer architecture. Forget x86 and SPARC (and their 64-bit incarnations); the future lies in Apple's ability to fully leverage the IBM Cell processor, because MS won't be quick to do so.