Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:01 UTC
Editorial Today's confirmation that Apple is going x86 makes today a historic day in the industry. It may mean that Microsoft might see a few percent decline of their market share the next few years, but what about Linux? If Linux were to lose an equal amount of share it would alter its spread to the desktop, a spread that has been very positive so far.
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OSX won't install on any PC
by Ryland on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:14 UTC

You'll notice that the developers kit for OSX X86 includes a computer. This means that the motherboard probably has apple's ROM on it to allow OSX to boot. This protection will probably be hacked inside of 2 weeks and anyone who wants will be able to download a torrent of OSX for X86. I don't think this will appeal to your typical Linux user.

So this means you'll still have to buy Apple Hardware to run OSX, and Apple hardware will still have a price premium over a build-it your self box or even a Dell. The Mac-Mini, in my opinion, should cost $299 if all you were buying was the hardware. Who's going to spend $500 just to run OSX when you can get Linux for free on a PC and save a couple hundred dollars?

Not me.