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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Underdog Test
by . on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:17 UTC

I thought the underdog was the cheaper underhyped alternative. AMD can rightly be called an undergod with regards to Intel. It provides better performance, at a cheaper price and it is totally undehyped in the IT world.

Now OS X is probably going to be expensive, running of expensive hardware, that will be locked to Apple so that only Apple can control with, that will run only Apple products, and that won't probably perform as better as Linux on the x86-64.

I'm sorry, it doesn't pass the underdog test. Also, I think the Linux desktop is evolving at the fastest pace compared to OS X or Windows. By the time Apple begins to hype their x86 OS X platform in 2007, who knows how improved the Linux desktop experience will be.

Cheaper, faster, open, portable, totally customizable award goes to Linux. Hence, Linux will remain the underdog for a long while unless Apple can compete price wise with Linux, which of course they can't.