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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by David Adams on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:16 UTC

Apple hardware will certainly cost more than no-name hardware. But I'm quite confident that Apple x86 hardware will be priced on-par with HP, Gateway, or Dell hardware that's comparably equipped. I don't know whether they'll try to beat Dell's online "specials" that will get you a P4 PC with a 19" LCD for less than $500 after rebate, but they'll at least be on par with Dell's posted prices. I'm sure there will be a little extra premium for industrial design, because Apple won't make a crap-box generic PC like a low-end Dell, so expect to pay an extra $50 there for the apple cachet. But more than that would be a big mistake.