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 will appear on whiteboxes
by BlahBlahBlah on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:48 UTC

>> Ok. 1month before it runs on any x86 machine.

agreed. if not less.

but at that point it almost a non-event. why do i really want to run OSX code on my linux box?

so i can get a better web browser? (nope)

so i can run my choice of word processor? (nope)

so i can use free software? (nope)

its not for games, thats for sure.

OSX will be running on whiteboxes for the same reason DVDs play on linux - because someone wanted to make it happen. but really i see little point in having this, unless you are a windows victim (even then, most of them are running antivirus etc which leaves them limping along)