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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disagree - OSS won't be as affected
by tech_user on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:43 UTC

people are forgetting, Linux and OSS are effectively cost-free and in some cases libre-source.

windows neither not macos X will be able to compete with that.

apple will take customer largely from microsoft. don't underestimate the reasons people use linux/oss on the desktop:

* cheap or free
* extremely customisable - the people love to tinker
* controlled by them, the community
* and so som extent the benefits of free/open source licensing