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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Why I'll be sticking with Linux on X86
by Donald Grayson on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:53 UTC

For one thing, I don't like the Apple 'experience'. Too much hand holding and oversimplification to the point of obfuscation of features.

Second is software. The switch to X86 will not suddenly allow the use of all that Windows software on the Mac, not to mention that they might end up loosing some of the developers who do code for PPC.

Then there's the upgrade price. Linux is essentially free whereas Apple charges full price for every point upgrade. Not to mention the hardware cost included since OSX only runs on Apple PCs.

KDE's Konqueror is a kick ass file manager.